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Meeth, Devon

Historical Description

Meeth, a parish in Okehampton parish, Devonshire, at the confluence of the rivers Okement and Torridge, 3 miles N by E of Hatherleigh, and 10 NNW of Okehampton station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Hatherleigh. Acreage, 2848; population, 451. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £290 with residence. The church is ancient, consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower, and contains a monument to Lempriere the lexicographer, who was rector; the building was restored in 1890.

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 parishMeeth St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionOakhampton 

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 Meeth

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Meeth from the following:


Online maps of Meeth 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.

DistrictWest Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX20