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Whitestone, Devon

Historical Description

Whitestone, a parish, with a scattered village, in Devonshire, 4 miles W of Exeter station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Exeter; money order and telegraph office, St Thomas. Acreage, 4935; population of the civil parish, 494; of the ecclesiastical, 445. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The civil parish includes the chapelry of Oldridge. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £425 with residence, in the gift of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Gothic style, and was restored in 1887, There are an endowed school, a Wesleyan chapel, and charities.

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 parishWhitstone St. Catherine 
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 Whitestone

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Whitestone from the following:


Online maps of Whitestone 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX4
Post TownExeter