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North Tawton, Devon

Historical Description

Tawton, North, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village has a station on the L. & S.W.R., 191 miles from London, and 6½ NE of Okehampton, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office. The parish includes Week hamlet, and comprises 5967 acres; population of the civil parish, 1737; of the ecclesiastical, 1682. There are a woollen and serge manufactory, and a copious intermitting spring. The market is held on Thursday, and cattle fairs are held in April, October, and December. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £800 with residence. The church is old, and has been restored. There are Congregational, Bible Christian, and Wesleyan chapels. A clock tower of red brick was erected in 1887.

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 parishNorth Tawton St. Peter 
HundredNorth Tawton 
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 North Tawton

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 North Tawton from the following:


Online maps of North Tawton 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