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Nymet Rowland, Devon

Historical Description

Nymet Rowland (formerly Rowlands Leigh), a parish in Devonshire, on the river Taw, 1 mile from Lapford station on the L. & S.W.R., and 4 miles SSE of Chumleigh. It has a post and money order office at Morchard Bishop; telegraph office, Lapford railway station. Acreage, 606; population, 92. The living is a rectory, annexed to the vicarage of Coleridge, in the diocese of Exeter. The church stands on an eminence, commanding a delightful view of the surrounding country. The tower is nearly covered with ivy, and has been restored.

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 parishNymett-Rowland St. Bartholomew 
HundredNorth Tawton 
Poor Law unionCrediton 

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 Nymet Rowland

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 Nymet Rowland from the following:


Online maps of Nymet Rowland 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.

DistrictMid Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX17
Post TownCrediton