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Ermington, Devon

Historical Description

Ermington, a village, a parish, and a hundred in Devonshire. The village stands on a bold eminence, contiguous to the river Erme, 2 miles NW of Modbury, and 2 S of Ivy-bridge station on the G.W.R., was formerly a place of some importance, with a weekly market, and has a fair 24 June. There is a post and telegraph office under Ivy Bridge; money order office, Modbury. The parish also includes part of Ivy Bridge, and is in Plympton St Mary district. Acreage, 10,211; population of the civil parish, 2327; of the ecclesiastical, with Kingston, 1213. A charming lane runs from the village to Ivy Bridge. A meteoric stone, weighing 23 Ibs., fell at Stratchleigh in 1623. A decrease of population occurred prior to 1851, from the closing of two woollen factories, and an increase thence till 1861 arose from the effect of railway communication. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Kingston, in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £337 with residence. Patron, the Crown. A sinecure rectory is attached; value, £500. The church is Later English, consists of nave, chancel, aisles, and transepts, with a leaning spire, and contains portions of an old screen and sedilia, and several old monuments. There is a Wesleyan chapel. Erminton. See ABKINGTON, Cambridgeshire. Ernesby. See ARNESBY, Leicestershire. Emey, St, a parish in Cornwall, on Lynher creek, 3½ miles W of Saltash. It is joined to Landrake, which see. Ernley. See EARNLBY, Sussex.

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 parishErmington St. Peter 
Poor Law unionPlympton St. Mary 

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

Church Records

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 Ermington

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 Ermington from the following:


Online maps of Ermington 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.

DistrictSouth Hams
RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL21
Post TownIvybridge