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Ideford, Devon

Historical Description

Ideford, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on the side of Great Haldon, 2½ miles SE of Chud-leigh station on the G.W.R. branch line, and has a post office under Newton Abbot; money order and telegraph office, Chudleigh. Acreage, 1440; population, 286. Lord Clifford is lord of the manor. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £280 with residence. The church has a pinnacled tower; in 1884 three new bells were added, and in 1887 the whole building was restored.

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 parishIdeford St. Mary 
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 Ideford

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 Ideford from the following:


Online maps of Ideford 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 districtTQ13
Post TownNewton Abbot