Brixham All Saints


"BRIXHAM, a flourishing market town, sea-port, and extensive fishing station, is delightfully situated on the southern projecting point of Torbay, and is in two parts, called Upper and Lower Brixham; the former of which extends in a long straggling street, more than 1½ mile south of Lower Brixham, or Brixham Quay. . . . Brixham is said to have the largest fishery in England. More than 270 sail of vessels, comprising 20,000 tons of shipping, and employing about 1600 seamen, belong to the port, and a large number of them are engaged in the fishing trade. . . . The District Church at Lower Brixham was built by subscription, as a chapel of ease, about 1820. it is a plain cemented building, with galleries, an organ, and a turret, containing a bell and clock. It has been lately constituted a perpetual curacy, valued at £107, in the patronage of the vicar, and incumbency of the Rev. J.R. Hogg, B.A. Here is a Baptist Chapel, built in 1801, at the cost of about £1200: a Wesleyan Chapel, built in 1816, at the cost of £2000; and an Independent Chapel, erected in 1843, at the expense of about £1000. . . ." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

The parish covers Lower Brixham, in Haytor Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Totnes and the Diocese of Exeter. It was divided off from Brixham St Mary, the ancient parish of Brixham, in 1828.

Note: Information relating to Brixham in general is given just in the Brixham St Mary pages.



Hopkins, Glenda. The Life and Times of Captain Edwin Snell - Master Mariner of Brixham, Devon 1825-1882: a short family history. (1991) [Devon FHS Library - p B/SNE]

Parmley, Sue. Searching for Thomas Moses, Devon Family Historian, vol. 129, (2009) pp.6-7. [m. Maria Ann Wesley in Brixhm All Saints in 1827]



Whitmore, J.B. Devonshire Monumental Inscriptions, MS at Society of Genealogists (1951). [Extracts]


Church History

Long, Thomas. The Story of All Saints Church, Brixham. (1933) [Torquay Central Library]


Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1826 are held in the Devon Record Office.

The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of April 2008): Baptisms 1826-1839, Marriages 1826-1837 - for details see their Devon Parish List.

Nothing entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993)

Deanery of Ipplepen: Photographs of the churches and extracts from White's Devonshire Directory 1850. CD - Devon FHS (2012). [An index of baptisms, marriages and burials in the parishes of: Abbotskerswell Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1756-1837), Burials (1813-1837); Berry Pomeroy Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); Brixham All Saints Baptisms (1826-1839), Marriages (1826-1837), Burials (1831-1832); Brixham St Mary Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); Broadhempston Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1681-1837), Burials (1813-1837); Churston Ferrers Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1835), Burials (1800-1837); Cockington Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1780-1834); Coffinswell Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1857); Denbury Baptisms (1813-1840), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1800-1837); Ipplepen Baptisms (1813-1840), Marriages (1754-1843), Burials (1813-1837); Kingskerswell Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); Kingswear Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1755-1837), Burials (1780-1837); Littlehempston Baptisms (1813-1840), Marriages (1731-1837), Burials (1813-1840); Marldon Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); Paignton Baptisms (1813-1841), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); Paignton Independent Burials (1826-1836); Staverton Baptisms (1813-1840), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); Stoke Gabriel Baptisms (1813-1840), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); Torbryan Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1838), Burials (1813-1854); Tormohun Baptisms (1813-1840), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); Torquay St Marychurch Baptisms (1813-1840), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); Wolborough Baptisms (1813-1840), Marriages (1754-1839), Burials (1813-1837); Woodland Baptisms (1813-1840), Marriages (1755-1835), Burials (1813-1838).]


Description & Travel

Evans, John, AM. (1799). An excursion into the West of England during the month of July 1799. In Four Letters to a Friend, Letter II, The Monthly Visitor and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Vol. 8, London: H D Symonds, pp. 140-157. [Index]

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Transcript of entry for Brixham in White's Devonshire Directory of 1850.



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



Barber, Chips. Torbay In Colour . Obelisk Publications (1998) 32 p. [ISBN-13:978-0946651313]

Ellis, Arthur C. Brixham: its history and people. Brixham Museum & Hist. Society (1992) 5 vols.

Pearce, Frank. The Book of Brixham - Portrait of a Harbour Town, Tiverton: Halsgrove Community History Series (2000) 160 pp., over 200 photographs. [ISBN: 1-84114093-7] [Index]

Horsley, John E. A short history of Brixham. Devon Books (1988) [32] pp. ISBN: 0861148274 (pbk).

Pearce, Frank.The Book of Torbay. Halsgrove Press, Tiverton (1999). ISBN 1841140295.



Map of the area from OldeMaps (circa 1950).

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SX921560 (Lat/Lon: 50.393949, -3.519355), Brixham All Saints which are provided by: