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Woolborough, Devon

Historical Description

Woolborough, a parish in Devonshire, 1 mile from Newton Abbot station on the G.W.R. It contains chief part of Newton Abbot town. Post town, Newton Abbot. Acreage, 1065; population of the civil parish, 8521; of the ecclesiastical, 8525. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £180 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Devon. See NEWTON ABBOT.

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 parishWoolborough St. James 
HundredHaytor 
Poor Law unionNewton-Abbott 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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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.