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Rackenford, Devon

Historical Description

Rackenford, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands 8½ miles NW by W of Tiverton station on the G.W.R.,and has a post and money order office undw Morchard Bishop; telegraph office, Witheridge. It is an ancient place, formerly called Kackineford, and described as a borough, was once a market-town, and has a fair on 8 July. Acreage of parish, 4011; population, 289. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £250 with residence. The church is ancient but good, and has a tower. There is a Bible Christian chapel.

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 parishRackenford All Saints 
Poor Law unionSouth Molton 

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 Rackenford

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 Rackenford from the following:


Online maps of Rackenford 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.

DistrictNorth Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX16
Post TownTiverton