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Kingston, Devon

Historical Description

Kingston, a parish in Devonshire, on the river Enne and the English Channel, 3½ miles SW of Modbury, and 7 S of Ivybridge station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Kingsbridge; money order and telegraph office, Modbury. Acreage, 2178 of land and 136 of water and foreshore; population of civil parish, 449; of ecclesiastical, 1213. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Ermington, in the diocese of Exeter. The church is good, and has a tower; it was restored in 1893. There is aWesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDevon 
HundredErmington 
Poor Law unionKingsbridge 

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 Kingston


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 Kingston from the following:


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.

DistrictSouth Hams
CountyDevon
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtTQ7
Post TownKingsbridge