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Thorverton, Devon

Historical Description

Thorverton, a parish, with a village, in Devonshire, with a station on the G.W.R., 187 miles from London, and 7 N of Exeter. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office, and fairs on the last Monday of Feb., and the Monday after 18 July. Acreage, 4104; population, 863. The Exe Valley railway, opened in 1885, is the property of the G.W.R. Company, and connects the main line at Stoke Canon with the Devon and Somerset branch near Dulverton. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £280 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is an ancient building in the Gothic style. There is a Baptist chapel and Conservative club.

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 parishThorverton St. Thomas à Becket 
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 Thorverton

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Thorverton from the following:


Online maps of Thorverton 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
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX5
Post TownExeter