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Huntshaw, Devon

Historical Description

Huntshaw, a parish in Devonshire, 3 miles NNE of Great Torrington, and 5 ESE of Bideford station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post ofiice under Torrington; money order and telegraph office, Torrington. Acreage, 2082; population, 161. The manor belonged in the time of Henry III. to Henry Fitz-Reginald, passed to the Champernowns and the Wellingtons, and belongs now to Lord Clinton. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £170 with residence. Patron, Lord Clinton. The church is ancient, and consists of nave, aisle, and chancel, with porch and tower.

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 parishHuntshaw St. Mary Magdalene 
Poor Law unionTorrington 

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 Huntshaw

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 Huntshaw from the following:


Online maps of Huntshaw 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX38
Post TownTorrington