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Thurlestone, Devon

Historical Description

Thurlestone, a parish, with three hamlets, in Devonshire, on the coast, 4½ miles WSW of Kingsbridge station on the G.W.R. Post town, Kingsbridge. Acreage, 1743; population, 324. Thurlestone Rock is an insulated arched rock, through which boats have sailed. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £285 with residence. Patron, Lord Churston. The church is ancient.

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 
Poor Law unionKingsbridge 

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 Thurlestone

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Thurlestone from the following:


Online maps of Thurlestone 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:

Villages, Hamlets, &c


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.

DistrictSouth Hams
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTQ7
Post TownKingsbridge