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Warkleigh, Devon

Historical Description

Warkleigh, a parish in Devonshire, 4 miles from Umbereigh station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under South Molton; money order office, Chittlehampton; telegraph office, Umberleigh railway station. Acreage, 2455; population of the civil parish, 236; of the ecclesiastical, 281. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The living is a rectory, with Satterleigh annexed, in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £270 with residence. The church is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, with an embattled western tower.

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 parishWarkleigh St. John 
HundredSouth Molton 
Poor Law unionSouth Molton 

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 Warkleigh

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 Warkleigh from the following:


Online maps of Warkleigh 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.

DistrictNorth Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX37
Post TownUmberleigh