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Highweek, Devon

Historical Description

Highweek, a parish in Devonshire, on the river Teign, and 1 mile from Newton Abbot station on the G.W.R. Post town, Newton Abbot. Acreage, 2524; population of the civil parish, 2430; of the ecclesiastical, 2411. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £145 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is good.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDevon 
Ecclesiastical parishHighweek All Saints 
HundredTeignbridge 
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 Highweek


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 Highweek from the following:


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.