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Lewtrenchard, Devon

Historical Description

Lew Trenchard, a parish in Devonshire, on the rivulet Lew, 2½ miles N of Coryton station on the G.W.R., and 8½ N by W of Tavistock. It contains the greater part of Lewdown village. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Lewdown. Acreage, 2238; population of the civil parish, 266; of the ecclesiastical, 281. Lew House, an old and interesting mansion, is the seat of the Gould family, The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £246 with residence. The church is ancient but good; consists of nave, N aisle, and chancel, with a tower, and contains monuments of the Goulds.

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 parishLewtrenchard St. Peter 
Poor Law unionTavistock 

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 Lewtrenchard

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 Lewtrenchard from the following:


Online maps of Lewtrenchard 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


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