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Hittisleigh, Devon

Historical Description

Hittisleigh, a parish in Devonshire, near the river Yeo,. 4 miles from Bow station on the L. & S.W.R., and 7½ WSW of Crediton. It has a post office under Exeter; money order and telegraph office. Bow. Acreage, 1982; population of the civil parish, 148; of the ecclesiastical, 123. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value,, £75. The church comprises nave and N aisle, with a tower, and is very ancient. There is a Wesleyan 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 parishHittisleigh St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionCrediton 

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 Hittisleigh

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 Hittisleigh from the following:


Online maps of Hittisleigh 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 districtEX6
Post TownExeter