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Inwardleigh, Devon

Historical Description

Inwardleigh, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on a headstream of the river Torridge, 3A miles NNW of Okehampton station on the L. & S.W.R., was formerly called Ingerley, and is a scattered place. Post town, Exboume; money order and telegraph office, Okehampton. Acreage, 6108; population, 519. The manor belonged till the time of Edward III. to the Coffin family, and belongs now to Viscount Portman. A handsome mansion and a deer park of the Coffins were once here, but have disappeared. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £300 with residence. The church is ancient; comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, and has a tower which was shattered by lightning about 1817. There are Baptist, Wesleyan, and Bible Christian chapels.

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 
HundredBlack Torrington 
Poor Law unionOakhampton 

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 Inwardleigh

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 Inwardleigh from the following:


Online maps of Inwardleigh 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.

DistrictWest Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX20