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East Buckland, Devon

Historical Description

Buckland, East, a parish in Devonshire, on an affluent of the river Taw, 2 miles from Filleigh station on the G.W.R. It has a post office at West Buckland, under South Molton; money order office, Filleigh; telegraph office, Filleigh railway station. Acreage, 1612; population, 111. The manor belongs to Earl Fortescue. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Filleigh, in the diocese of Exeter; value, £200. Patron, Earl Fortescue. The church is small. It was rebuilt in 1861, but the tower is ancient.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDevon 
Ecclesiastical parishEast Buckland St. Michael 
Poor Law unionSouth Molton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1684.

Findmypast, in association with the South West Heritage Trust, Parochial Church Council, and Devon Family History Society have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for East Buckland


Church of England

St. Michael (parish church)

The church of St. Michael is a building of stone in the Gothic style, consisting or chancel, nave, south porch and a low embattled tower on the south-west containing 6 bells: the church, with the exception of the tower, was rebuilt in 1860: the stained east window was erected in memory of Hugh, 2nd Earl Fortescue K.G., LL.D., F.R.S. who died at Exeter, 14th September, 1861: there are 120 sittings.

St. Michael, East Buckland

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for East Buckland from the following:


Online maps of East Buckland are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.

The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, with additions by Lieutant-Colonel J.L. Vivian, published for the author by Henry S. Eland, Exeter 1895 is online.

DistrictNorth Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX32
Post TownBarnstaple