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St Budeaux, Devon

Historical Description

Budeaux, St, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on the Hamoaze estuary, near the Albert Bridge and the Saltash station of the Cornwall railway, 4 miles NW of Plymouth. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Devonport, and a station on the L. & S.W.R. Acreage of civil parish, 2650; population, 2470. The parish includes also Honicknowle and King's Tamerton, and Knacker's-KnowIe and Whitleigh. The manor belonged anciently to the Budocksheds, and an ivy-covered tower of the old manor house remains. Nearly 100 acres of rich land have been reclaimed from the bed of the estuary. A powder magazine was constructed in 1857 at Bull Point. The church and churchyard were strongly fortified in the Civil War by the Royalists, and stormed and taken by the Parliamentarians. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; value, £105. Patron, the Vicar of St Andrew, Plymouth. The church is a neat edifice of 1569, was the marriage-place of Sir Francis Drake, and contains monuments of the Budocksheds and the Gorges. There are also several Church of England mission chapels, as well as two Methodist and a New Connexion one in the parish.

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 unionPlympton St. Mary 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c


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.

CountyCity of Plymouth
RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL5
Post TownPlymouth