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Parkham, Devon

Historical Description

Parkham, a parish in Devonshire, on the river Yeo, 7 miles SW of Bideford station on the L. & S.W.R. At the hamlet of Horns Cross-on the Bideford, Clovelly, and Bude coach road-there is a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bideford. Acreage, 5808; population of the civil parish, 843; of the ecclesiastical, 745. Bableigh a former seat of the Risdon family, Halsbury of the Giffards, and Stone of the Botelers are farmhouses. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £450 with residence. The present church dates from the 15th century, with tower of Perpendicular period, and has a fine peal of six bells. There are one Bible Christian and two Wesleyan 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 parishParkham St. James 
Poor Law unionBideford 

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 Parkham

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 Parkham from the following:


Online maps of Parkham 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

Ash (Parkham)
Broad Parkham
Horns Cross

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 districtEX39
Post TownBideford