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South Pool, Devon

Historical Description

Pool, South, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands at the head of a creek of Salcombe Haven, 5 miles SE of Kingsbridge station on the G.W.R. The parish contains also the hamlet of North Pool and part of the village of Frogmore. It has a post office under Kingsbridge; money order and telegraph office, Frogmore. Acreage, 1983; population, 346. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £260 with residence. The church is good, has a lofty tower, and contains a carved screen, and a fine altar-tomb.

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 parishSouth Pool St. Cyriac 
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 South Pool

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 South Pool from the following:


Online maps of South Pool 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

North Pool

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