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Luffincott, Devon

Historical Description

Luffincott, a parish in Devonshire, on the Bude Canal and the river Tamar, at the boundary with Cornwall, 6 mile;— S by W of Holsworthy, and 5 from Tower Hill station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Launceston; money order and telegraph office, Holesworthy. Acreage, 1477; population of the civil parish, 101; of the ecclesiastical, 68. Th manor was anciently called Loghincot, and was held by a family of the same name from the time of Henry III. till that of Henry V. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £67 with residence. The church is modern.

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 parishLuffincott St. James 
HundredBlack Torrington 
Poor Law unionHolsworthy 

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 Luffincott

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 Luffincott from the following:


Online maps of Luffincott 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 districtEX22
Post TownHolsworthy