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Sydenham Damerel, Devon

Historical Description

Sydenham Damerel or South Sydenham, a parish, with a village, in Devonshire, on the river Tamar, 4½ miles WNW of Tavistock station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Tavistock; money order and telegraph office, Tavistock. Acreage, 1396; population, 351. The manor belonged to the Damerells, and passed to the Carpenters. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £260 with residence. The church is ancient. There is a Bible Christian 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 parishSydenham-Damarel St. Mary 
Poor Law unionTavistock 

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 Sydenham Damerel

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sydenham Damerel from the following:


Online maps of Sydenham Damerel 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.

DistrictWest Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL19
Post TownTavistock