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Hennock, Devon

Historical Description

Hennock, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands above the river Teign, 1½ mile from Trusham station on the G.W.R., 2 miles from Bovey Tracey, and 6 from Newton Abbot. It has a post office under Newton Abbot; money order and telegraph office, Bovey Tracey. The parish includes also the hamlet of Chudleigh Knighton. Acreage, 3299; population of the civil parish, 685; of the ecclesiastical, 327. The tract around the village is romantic, and abounds with lofty picturesque rocks, one of which, called the Better rock, commands an extensive view. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; value, £175 with residence. The church is Early Perpendicular English, and has a turreted tower. It was thoroughly restored in 1873. There are a chapel of ease, in the Early English style, at Chudleigh Knighton, and a small Wesleyan chapel in Hennock village. Chudleigh Knighton was formed into a separate ecclesiastical district in 1880. Population, 289, The church of St Paul is small, in the Early English style. The living is a consolidated chapelry; gross value, £230. Pitt House and Stokelake are chief residences.

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 parishHennock St. Mary 
Poor Law unionNewton-Abbott 

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 Hennock

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 Hennock from the following:


Online maps of Hennock 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:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

Knighton (Hennock)

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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTQ13
Post TownNewton Abbot