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Kilmington

"KILMINGTON, a village and parish on the western acclivities of Axe valley, two miles W. by S. of Axminster, has 495 souls, and 1763 acres of land. It has a cattle fair on the first Wednesday in September. Wm. Tucker, Esq., owns a great part of the parish, and has a pleasant seat here, called Coryton Park, which was rebuilt by his father in 1756. The CHURCH (St. Giles,) is in the perpendicular style, and has a tower and five bells. The living is a curacy, consolidated with the vicarage of Axminster, to which Kilmington is ecclesiastically a parochial chapelry. The vicarial tithes were commuted in 1841 for £240, and the rectorial for £100 per annum. The latter are in the same appropriation as Axminster. Kilmington sends two children to the charity school at Axminster. The Baptists have a small chapel here. " [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

A parish in Axminster Hundred, in the Archdeaconry and Diocese of Exeter.

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Cemeteries

MIs for this parish are included in the Devon FHS and Incledon indexes - see under Cemeteries on the main Devon page.

Pulman, George P.R. The Book of the Axe. Bath: Kingsmead Reprints (1969) pp. 708-719. (Reprint of 3rd edition, 1875.) [Lookups]

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Kilmington area or see them printed on a map.

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Church History

Carter, N. A Short History of Kilmington Church, (n.d.) [SoG Library, DE Tracts Box]
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Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1577 are held in the Devon Record Office.

Indexed transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1577 are held in a special collection in the Westcountry Studies Library.

The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837 - for details see their book list.

Other churches and chapels (with pre-1840 records):

  • Baptist Chapel - with Loughwood, Dalwwod: Registers for 1778-1904 (C) in DRO

Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1577-1837, and Marriages 1577-1589, 1727-1837.

Cornish, Robert (ed.) Kilmington Church Wardens Accounts, MDLVV - MDCVIII. Exeter: William Pollard and Co. (1901).
The Deanery of Honiton: CD-ROM CD041, Exeter, Devon FHS (2013). [Axminster Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Axmouth Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1603-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Chardstock Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Colyton Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1538-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Combpyne Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1757-1836, Bur: 1796-1847; Cotleigh Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Dalwood Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Farway Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1800-1837; Gittisham Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1838, Bur: 1800-1837; Hawkchurch Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1838; Honiton Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Honiton Ind, Bur: 1774-1837; Kilmington Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Membury Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Monkton Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1814-1842; Musbury Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Northleigh Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1756-1836, Bur: 1813-1837; Offwell Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1800-1837; Seaton & Beer Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1839, Bur: 1813-1837; Shute Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Southleigh Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1756-1837, Bur: 1800-1837; Stockland Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1640-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Thorncombe Bapt: 1813-1837, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1841; Uplyme Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1838, Bur: 1813-1837; Wambrook Bapt: 1813-1904, Mar: 1754-1836; Widworthy Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1954, Bur: 1790-1837.]
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Description and Travel

Kilmington Village Design Statement, from East Devon District Council.

Section on Kilmington from Samuel Lewis: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831), provided by Mel Lockie.

You can see pictures of Kilmington which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Kilmington to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

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Genealogy

Reed, Gordon A. The Tucker family of Coryton Park, Devon. Typescript (1983) 97 leaves: ill. [Westcountry Studies Library - sx929.2/TUC]
Skinner, A.J.P. Southcott of Dulcishayes, Kilmington. An extension of the pedigree as given by Vivian, page 698. Exeter: Devonshire Association (1916) 12p [Westcountry Studies Library 929.2/SOU]
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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Kilmington has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

Elliot, G.M. A brief history of Kilmington. [Kilmington]: [B.H.Cudmore] [1981] [80]p: ill, maps. [Westcountry Studies Library - pB/KIL/0001/ELL]
Davidson, James. Collections for Membury and Kilmington. Manuscript [1861?] 326p. [Westcountry Studies Library - sB/MEM/0001/CAW]
Pulman, George P.R. The Book of the Axe. Bath: Kingsmead Reprints (1969) pp. 708-719. (Reprint of 3rd edition, 1875.) [Lookups]
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Names, Personal

Kilmington contributors to a 1678 brief for the rebuilding of St Paul's Cathedral.