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Kingsteignton, Devon

Historical Description

Kingsteignton, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on the river Teign, 1½ mile NNE of Newton Abbot station on the G.W.R., was originally called Teignton Regis, is a large place with a commodious wharf, and exports very great quantities of pipe clay and potters' clay. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Newton Abbot. Acreage, 3945; population of civil parish, 1808; of the ecclesiastical, 1705. The chief landowner is Lord Clifford. Green Hill and Teignbridge House are chief residences. The climate was formerly remarkable for agues and other diseases, but has been corrected by means of drainage. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £330 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is ancient, and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels and charities. Gale the theological writer was a native. King Stemdale, an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1851 from the civil parishes of Bakewell and Hope, Derbyshire. It is on the river Wye, 9 miles NW of Bakewell, and 3 from Buxton station on the M.R. and L. & N.W.R. Post town, Buxton. Population, 222. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £136 with residence. The church, erected in 1848, is a small building in the Early English style.

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 Teignton St. Michael 
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 Kingsteignton

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kingsteignton from the following:


Online maps of Kingsteignton 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

Preston (Kings Steignton)

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 districtTQ12
Post TownNewton Abbot