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Stoke Canon, Devon

Historical Description

Stoke Canon, a parish, with a village, in Devonshire, near the confluence of the rivers Exe and Culm, with a station on the G.W.R., 186 miles from London, and 4 NNE of Exeter. It has a post and telegraph office under Exeter; money order office, Brampford Speke. Acreage, 1265; population, 363. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor was given by King Athelstan to Exeter cathedral, and the greater part of the parish belongs to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners as part of the Exeter Chapter estates. The parsonage and twenty-three other houses were destroyed in 1847 in consequence of a cinder having been blown from a passing railway engine. The living is an ancient perpetual curacy in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £230 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is of the 13th century, has been partially rebuilt and restored. There is a small Plymouth Brethren chapel.

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 parishStoke-Cannon St. Mary Magdalene 
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 Stoke Canon

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stoke Canon from the following:


Online maps of Stoke Canon 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.

DistrictEast Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX5
Post TownExeter