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Werrington, Devon

Historical Description

Werrington, a parish, with a village, in Devonshire, adjacent to the river Tamar, 2 miles N of Launceston station on the G.W. R. It has a post office under Launceston; money order and telegraph office, Launceston. Acreage, 5305; population of the civil parish, 658; of the ecclesiastical, 635. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The manor belonged to Tavistock Abbey, went at the dissolution to the Russells, and belongs now to the Duke of Bedford. Polapit Tamar and Werrington Park are both handsome residences standing in extensive grounds. Slate is quarried. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Truro; net value, £130 with residence. The church was built in 1743, and restored and enlarged in 1891. There are Wesleyan and Bible Christian chapels.

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 parishWerrington St. Martin and St. Giles 
HundredBlack Torrington 
Poor Law unionLaunceston 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Werrington 1654-1812, Devonshire is available to browse online.

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 Werrington

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Werrington from the following:


Online maps of Werrington 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL15
Post TownLaunceston