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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ringmore from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ringmore)
Online maps of Ringmore are available from a number of sites:
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- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:
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.