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Winkleigh, Devon

Historical Description

Winkleigh, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands 4 miles from Eggesford station on the L. & S.W.R., and 5¼ SW of Chulmleigh. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office, contains several good residences, and has cattle fairs on the first Monday after 8 July, and the first Wednesday in October. Acreage of parish, 9218; population, 1066. There is a parish council of eleven members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £250 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church of All Saints is old but good, and was thoroughly restored in 1873 at a cost of £7000. There are Wesleyan, Bible Christian, and Congregational chapels, an almshouse for five poor women, and a reading-room.

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 parishWinkley All Saints 
Poor Law unionTorrington 

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 Winkleigh

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 Winkleigh from the following:


Online maps of Winkleigh 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 districtEX19
Post TownWinkleigh