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Newton Ferrers, Devon

Historical Description

Newton Ferrers, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on a creek of the river Yealm, 1½ mile from the river's mouth, 9 miles from Plymouth station on the G.W.R., and is a scattered place, amid beautiful environs. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Plymouth. Acreage of parish, 3327; population, 710. Gnaton Hall was long the seat of the Hele family, and was rebuilt about 1832. Puslinch House is also a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £440 with residence. The church is very old; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with embattled tower; and contains monuments of The Potters and the Yonges.

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 parishNewton-Ferrers Holy Cross 
Poor Law unionPlympton St. Mary 

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 Newton Ferrers

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Newton Ferrers from the following:


Online maps of Newton Ferrers 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.

DistrictSouth Hams
RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL8
Post TownPlymouth