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Landcross, Devon

Historical Description

Landcross or Lancras, a parish in Devonshire, on the river Torridge, 2 miles SSE of Bideford station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Bideford. Acreage, 347; population, 70. The manor was formerly known as Lancras or Langrasse, belonged to the Giffards, and passed to the Eolle family, who sold it in 1888. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £50 with residence. The church is very small and good.

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 parishLandcross Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionBideford 

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 Landcross

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 Landcross from the following:


Online maps of Landcross 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 districtEX39
Post TownBideford