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Holbeton, Devon

Historical Description

Holbeton, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on an eminence W of the Erne estuary, 3½ miles SW of Modbury, and 4 SSW of Ivy Bridge station on the G.W.R. It is a large straggling place, and has a post and' money order office under Ivy Bridge; telegraph office, Ermington. The parish includes also the hamlets of Crea-combe, Ford, Membland, and Mothecombe. Acreage, 4639; population, 949. The manor belonged formerly to the Heles. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; value, £260 with residence. Patron, the Crown. The church is old, cruciform, and very good, and consists of nave, chancel, and aisles, with a tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel and coastguard station. Flete is a chief residence.

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 parishHolbeton All Saints 
Poor Law unionPlympton St. Mary 

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 Holbeton

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Holbeton from the following:


Online maps of Holbeton 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

Creacombe Ford

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.

DistrictSouth Hams
RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL8
Post TownPlymouth