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Germansweek, Devon

Historical Description

Germans-week or Week St Germans, a parish in Devonshire, on an affluent of the river Tamar, 4 miles from Hallwill station on the L. & S.W.R., and 13 N by W of Tavistock. Post town, Lew Down; telegraph office, Halwill railway station. Acreage, 2625; population, 211. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £100 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is small and ancient, comprises chancel, north transept, and tower with five bells, and was restored in 1872-75. There are Baptist and Bible Christian chapels.

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 parishGermans-Week St. Germanus 
Poor Law unionOakhampton 

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 Germansweek

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 Germansweek from the following:


Online maps of Germansweek 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.

DistrictWest Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX21
Post TownBeaworthy