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Tamerton Foliott, Devon

Historical Description

Tamerton Foliot, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands 4 miles N by W of Plymouth station on the G.W.R., is supposed by Camden to be the Roman Tamara on Icknield Street, was once a market-town, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Crown Hill. The parish comprises 4776 acres; population, 1118. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members. Maristow, the residence of the Lopes family, Warleigh, and Looseleigh are fine mansions, and there are numerous other excellent residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £210 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church, dedicated to St Mary, is Perpendicular, with nave, N and S aisles, and a handsome embattled tower with six bells. The nave and S aisle were rebuilt in 1851, and the N aisle in 1895. There are an endowed school and a small Wesleyan 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 parishTamerton-Folliott St. Mary 
Poor Law unionPlympton St. Mary 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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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.