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Highampton, Devon

Historical Description

Hampton, High, or Highampton, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands near the river Torridge, 3½ miles W of Hatherleigh, and 5 from Hallwell and Beaworthy station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post office, of the name of Highampton, North Devon; money order office, Black Tomngton; telegraph office, Hatherleigh. Acreage of the civil parish, 3815; population, 284; of the ecclesiastical, 260. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £165 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone, restored in 1876. There is a Bible Christian chapel.

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 parishHigh Hampton Holy Cross 
HundredBlack Torrington 
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 Highampton

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 Highampton from the following:


Online maps of Highampton 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


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