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Templeton, Devon

Historical Description

Templeton, a parish in Devonshire, 5½ miles W by N of Tiverton station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Tiverton; money order and telegraph office, Tiverton. Acreage, 1906; population, 170. The manor belonged to the Knights Templars, passed to the Pole family by the marriage of Sir William Pole the antiquary with the heiress of the Periams, and belongs now to the Chichester family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £125 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1876, and is a stone edifice in the Decorated style.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDevon 
Ecclesiastical parishTempleton St. Margaret 
HundredWitheridge 
Poor Law unionTiverton 

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 Templeton


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Templeton from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Templeton 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.

DistrictMid Devon
CountyDevon
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtEX16
Post TownTiverton