"DUNTERTON, a small scattered parish, in the Tamar valley, 7½ miles N.W. by W. of Tavistock, has only 212 souls, and 1161 acres of land, including Eastacott hamlet. Arthur Kelly, Esq., is lord of the manor, and owner of most of the soil. The Church (All Saints,) is an ancient edifice, mostly in the decorated style, with a fine tower and three bells. In Chapel field are the remains of a chantry chapel, converted into a cow-house. The Rev. N.T.W. Royce is patron and incumbent of the rectory, valued in K.B. at £8. 7s. 1d., and having a good residence, and 70½A. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1842, for £210 per annum. In the valley is a fine waterfall, flowing to the Tamar over a rocky precipice 100 feet high. Directory :- Rev. Nathanl. Thos. W. Royse, Rectory; John Reath, shopkeeper; and James Fitze, Wm. Harris, Wm. Lark, John and Rd. Mason, Johanna Reath, and John Spear, farmers.." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

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



Nick Mayne has prepared an index to the 1891 census, and is prepared to check for particular names in it on request.


Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1580 are held in the Devon Record Office.

Dunterton Baptisms (1813-1837) and Dunterton Burials (1813-1837) - transcription by Margaret Cook.

Transcripts of Dunterton Baptisms (1639-1812), Baptisms (1813-1901), Marriages (1677-1754), Marriages (1754-1836), Burials (1602-1811) and Burials (1813-1901) provided by Phillipa Stout.

The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1752-1837 - for details see their book list.

Nothing entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993).

Brown, Mike. 1754-1812 Burial Indexes: Bradstone, Brentor, Dunterton, Kelly. RT52, Dartmoor Press (2000).
The Deanery of Tavistock, CD008, Devon Family History Society, Exeter (2007). [Contains indexes: Bradstone - Baptisms 1813-1840, Marriages 1755-1838, Burials 1813-1837; Brentor - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1755-1834, Burials 1801-1845; Bridestowe - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837; Broadwoodwidger - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1836, Burials 1813-1837; Coryton - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1755-1837, Burials 1806-1860; Dunterton - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1836, Burials 1752-1837; Kelly - Baptisms 1813-1842, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1838; Lamerton - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1844, Burials 1812-1838; Lewtrenchard - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1840; Lifton - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1650-1837, Burials 1813-1837; Lydford - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1780-1841; Maryystow - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1755-1837, Burials 1792-1837; Milton Abbot - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1838; Princetown - Baptisms 1813-1839, Burials 1815-1853; Sourton - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1723-1837, Burials 1814-1838; Stowford - Baptisms 1811-1839, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837; Sydenham Damerel - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1755-1837, Burials 1750-1837; Tavistock - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837; Thrushelton - Baptisms 1813-1840, Marriages 1755-1837, Burials 1813-1837; Virginstow - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1755-1836, Burials 1813-1839.]

Description & Travel

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



Transcription by Neil Stanton of the entry for Dunterton in White's Devonshire Directory of 1850.

Transcription provided by Val Henderson of the entry (description and names) in Morris and Co's Commercial Directory and Gazetteer of Devonshire 1870.



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


Historical Geography

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



Williams, H. Fulford. Notes on the parish of Dunterton, Devon (1964) 6p. [Westcountry Studies Library - sB/DUN 7/0001/WIL]


View a map of the boundaries of this town/parish.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SX375793 (Lat/Lon: 50.590755, -4.297094), Dunterton which are provided by:


Names, Personal

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