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Washfield, Devon

Historical Description

Washfield, a parish in Devonshire, 2½ miles NNW of Tiverton station on the G.W.R., and contains a village of its own name. It has a post office under Tiverton; money order and telegraph office, Tiverton. Acreage, 3310; population, 355. There is a parish council of seven members and a chairman. Worth House, Easterlands, and Great and Little Beauchamp are the chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £260 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Perpendicular style, and contains some memorials to the Worth family. There is a beautiful rood screen of 1629 date, and a very interesting Norman font.

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 parishWashfield St. Mary 
HundredWest Budleigh 
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 Washfield

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 Washfield from the following:


Online maps of Washfield 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 districtEX16
Post TownTiverton