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Rattery, Devon

Historical Description

Rattery, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands 4 miles W of Totnes station on the G.W.R. It was known to the Saxons as Ratrew, commands a picturesque view, and has a post office under Buckfastleigh; money order and telegraph office, South Brent. Acreage, 2926; population, 400. The manor, with Marley House, belongs to the Carew family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £170 with residence. The church is ancient but good; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and small spire; and contains a Norman font and a fine carved wood screen. The building was restored in 1875.

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 
Poor Law unionTotnes 

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 Rattery

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 Rattery from the following:


Online maps of Rattery 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.

DistrictSouth Hams
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTQ10