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Ringmore, Devon

Historical Description

Ringmore, a parish in Devonshire, on the coast, 6 miles from Kingsbridge station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Kingsbridge; money order office, Aveton Giffard; telegraph office, Modbury. Acreage, 1295; population, 219. The coast consists mainly of lofty picturesque cliffs. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £330 with residence. The church stands on high ground above the village, and is chiefly of the 14th century, with interesting remains of Saxon date. The greater part of the N transept was undoubtedly built before the Conquest; it was the chapel of the manor described in Domesday. There is a coastguard station at Challaborough.

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 unionKingsbridge 

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 Ringmore

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 Ringmore from the following:


Online maps of Ringmore 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 districtTQ7
Post TownKingsbridge