"TEIGNGRACE is a parish of scattered houses, mostly in the Teign valley, from 1 to 3 miles N.N.W. of Newton Abbot. It contains 180 souls, and 1329A. 3R. 10A. of land, chiefly in pasturage, but including 358A. of wood The railway from Haytor Granite Works, and the Stover Canal . . . unite at Ventiford in this parish. . . . The Duke of Somerset owns about 1200 acres, and is lord of the manor, which he purchased in 1829, of the Templer family, who were formerly seated at Stover House, which was built by James Templer, Esq., in 1776, of Haytor Granite. . . . The manor was anciently held by the Bruer, Grace, Downe, and Holcomb families, and afterwards by the Courtenays, the latter of whom sold it to James Templer, Esq., about 1765. The Church (St. Mary,) was rebuilt in 1787, at the expense of three brothers of the Templer family, and is a small, neat, cruciform structure, with a tower and spire, . . . The rectory, valued in K.B. at £5. 9s. 4½d., and in 1831 at £171, is in the patronage of the Duke of Somerset, and incumbency of the Rev. Jno. Templer, M.A., of Newton Abbot. . . . " [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

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



Hudson Bay Company contract of John Dickers "of Twelveoaks Farm, Teigngrace in the county of Devon in England" signed on 24 April 1882 to work as a Labourer in Labrador.


Harpley, Rev. W. Edward Adolphus Seymour, K.G., P.C. [Obituary] Trans. Devon. Assoc., 1886, Vol XVIII, pp.66-67. [Transcript]




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


Church History

Windeatt, Edward. Teigngrace Church. Devon & Cornwall Notes and Queries vol. IX, (January 1916 to January 1917), pp. 73-75. [Transcript]


Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1684 are held in the Devon Record Office.

Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1683, and of the Bishops' Transcripts going back to 1613, are held in a special collection in the Westcountry Studies Library.

The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Marriages 1754-1837 - for details see their Devon Parish List.

Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1683-1914, and Marriages 1683-1914.

Parish Church Baptisms for 1876-1914 are in the 5-CDROM LDS British Vital Records Index (1538-1888), (Item #50028).

An index of baptisms (1813-1839), marriages (1754-1837) and burials (1813-1837) in the parishes of Ashburton, Bickington, Bovey Tracey, Buckland in the Moor, Hennock, Highweek, Ideford, Ilsington, Kingsteignton, Lustleigh, Manaton, Moretonhampstead, North Bovey, Teigngrace and Widecombe in the Moor. Photographs of the churches and extracts from White's Devonshire Directory 1850., CD-ROM, Exeter, Devon FHS (2011). [Ashburton Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Ashburton Independent Chapel Bapt: 1817-1839; Bickington Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1771-1837; Bovey Tracey Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Bovey Tracey Baptist Chapel, Bur: 1784-1837; Buckland in the Moor Bapt: 1813-1851, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1737-1840; Hennock Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Highweek Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1838, Bur: 1813-1837; Ideford Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1755-1837, Bur: 1800-1837; llsington Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1838; Kingsteignton Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Lustleigh Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1785-1837; Manaton Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1755-1837, Bur: 1813-1843; Moretonhampstead Bapt: 1813 1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; North Bovey Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Teigngrace Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1755-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Widecombe in the Moor Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837]


Description & Travel

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

Teigngrace Village website (archived copy) - general and historical information, etc.

You can see pictures of Teigngrace which are provided by:



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



Teigngrace Halt (disused railway station) - history.

Stover Canal Society - "The canal was built by James Templer of Stover House between 1790 and 1792 to serve the ball clay industry in the area. It runs for 2 miles from Ventiford Basin near Teigngrace to Jetty Marsh on the outskirts of Newton Abbot."

The Haytor Quarries and Granite Tramway, Templer Way - excellent information, photographs, maps etc of the area around Teigngrace.

Davidson, J.B. Remarks on Old Teign Bridge. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 16 (1884), pp. 444-452. [Index]

Watkin, Hugh R. Teign, Teign Bruer, Teign le Gras, Teign Graas, Teign Grace. Torquay N.H.S Trans vol 6 (1931) pp133-43.

Williams, H. Fulford and G.P.Jones. Notes on the parish of Teigngrace, Devon. Typescript (1952) 9p. [Westcountry Studies Library - sB/TEI 5/0001/WIL]

Note 12 (Bronze Spear Head). In: W. Pengelly. Memoranda, Transactions of the Devonshire Association, 1875, Vol VII, pp. 199-200. Transcript]


Land & Property

Stover Country Park - Devon County Council page on the park, history and association with the Templer family.

Cole, Charles. Earthquake Shock, Devon Family Historian, vol. 140, (2011) p.22.



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

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SX849739 (Lat/Lon: 50.553493, -3.62612), Teigngrace which are provided by:


Military History

The 1914-18 War Memorial, transcribed by John Williams


Probate Records

Listing of Estate Duty and PCC wills, compiled by Kathryn Barnett.