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Whimple, Devon

Historical Description

Whimple, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village, which has a station on the L. & S.W.R., 163 miles from London and 4 miles WNW of Ottery St Mary, has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Exeter, and a fair on the Monday before Michaelmas. The parish includes Strete Raleigh tithing, and comprises 3038 acres; population, 686. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £350 with residence. The church is ancient but good, and has been enlarged. There is a Congregational chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDevon 
Ecclesiastical parishWhimple St. Mary 
HundredCliston 
Poor Law unionSt. Thomas 

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 Whimple


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 Whimple from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Whimple 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.

DistrictEast Devon
CountyDevon
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtEX5
Post TownExeter