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Kings Nympton, Devon

Historical Description

King's Nympton, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands near the river Mole, 2¼ miles E of South Molton Road station on the L. & S.W.R., and 4 N of Chulm-leigh. It has a post and money order office under Chulmleigh; telegraph office, South Molton. Acreage, 5554; population, 584. King's Nympton Park is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £860 with residence. The church is ancient, consists of nave, S aisle, N transept, and chancel, with tower and spire, and has a handsome carved oak screen. There are a chapel for Bible Christians and an endowed school with £12 a year.

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 parishKing's Nympton St. James 
Poor Law unionSouth Molton 

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 Kings Nympton

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kings Nympton from the following:


Online maps of Kings Nympton 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.

DistrictNorth Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX37
Post TownUmberleigh