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Talaton, Devon

Historical Description

Talaton, a parish, with a village, in Devonshire, 1¼ mile from Sidmouth station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under Ottery St Mary; money order office, Whimple; telegraph office, Sidmouth station. Acreage, 2411; population of the civil parish, 436; of the ecclesiastical, 377. The manor, with Escott House, belongs to the baronet family of Kennaway. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £380 with residence. The church was restored in 1860. Part of Escott chapelry is within the limits.

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 parishTalaton St. James 
Poor Law unionHoniton 

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 Talaton

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Talaton from the following:


Online maps of Talaton 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