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Sowton, Devon

Historical Description

Sowton, a parish in Devonshire, 1½ mile SW of Broad Clist station on the L. & S.W.R., and 3½ miles E of Exeter. It includes the tithing of Clist Satchfield, and its post town is Exeter. Acreage, 1699; population of the civil parish, 450; of the ecclesiastical, 394. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £190 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church was rebuilt in 1845.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDevon 
Ecclesiastical parishSowton St. Michael 
HundredWonford 
Poor Law unionSt. Thomas 

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 Sowton


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 Sowton from the following:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:


Villages, Hamlets, &c

Diggaport

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.

DistrictEast Devon
CountyDevon
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtEX5
Post TownExeter