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Bickleigh (Tiverton), Devon

Historical Description

Bickleigh, a parish in Devonshire, on the river Exe, with a station on the Exe branch of the G.W.R., called Cadeleigh and Bickleigh. It has a post office under Tiverton; money order and telegraph office, Silverton. Acreage, 1827; population, 259. The manor belonged anciently to the Bickleighs, and passed to the Courteneys, and then to the Carews. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £373 with residence. The church is a neat structure of nave, south aisle, chancel, and western tower, and contains some handsome monuments of the Carews. Bamfylde Moore Carew, born in 1690, the son of a rector of the parish, and popularly known as "King of the Beggars," was a native.

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 parishBickleigh St. Mary 
Poor Law unionTiverton 

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 Bickleigh (Tiverton)

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 Bickleigh (Tiverton) from the following:


Online maps of Bickleigh (Tiverton) 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.

DistrictMid Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX16
Post TownTiverton