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Milton Damerel, Devon

Historical Description

Milton Damerel, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on the river Waldon, 5 miles NNE of Holsworthy station on the L. & S.W.R., and 12 SSW of Bideford; was anciently known as Middleton, and has a post office under Brandis Comer; money order and telegraph office. Holsworthy. The parish contains also the hamlets of Whitebeare, East Wonford, and West Wonford. Acreage, 4416; population of the civil parish, 464; of the ecclesiastical, with Cookbury, 618. The living is a rectory, with Cookbury annexed, in the diocese of Exeter; joint gross value, £420 with residence. The church is ancient, and consists of nave, aisles, and transept; the tower fell in 1879. There are Wesleyan and Bible Christian chapels.

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 parishMilton-Damerell Holy Trinity 
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 Milton Damerel

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 Milton Damerel from the following:


Online maps of Milton Damerel 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