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Offwell, Devon

Historical Description

Offwell, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands 2½ miles ESE of Honiton station on the L. &S.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Honiton. The parish contains also part of the village of Wilmington. Acreage, 2038; population of the civil parish, 264; of the ecclesiastical, 274. Offwell House is the chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £330 with residence. The church is of the 13th century; consists of nave, N aisle, and chancel, with W tower; has a fine memorial three-light E window, and contains some monuments.

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 parishOffwell St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHoniton 

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 Offwell

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 Offwell from the following:


Online maps of Offwell 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:

Villages, Hamlets, &c


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.

DistrictEast Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX14
Post TownHoniton