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Halberton, Devon

Historical Description

Halberton, a township and a parish in Devonshire. The township lies on the Western Canal, 2 miles SW of Tiverton Junction station on the G.W.R., and 3 E of Tiverton, and has a post and money order office under Tiverton; telegraph office, Sampford Peverill. The parish comprises 7553 acres; population of the civil parish, 1213; of the ecclesiastical, 1238. Building stone is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; value, £450 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is of the 14th century, was restored in 1887, consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with western pinnacled tower, had formerly a chantry, and has still a massive carved screen, an ancient carved oak pulpit, and an interesting font. There are Wesleyan and Bible Christian chapels, national schools, and charities.

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 parishHalberton St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionTiverton 

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 Halberton

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 Halberton from the following:


Online maps of Halberton 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.

DistrictMid Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX16
Post TownTiverton