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"TEMPLETON is a scattered village and parish near the river Dart, 5 miles west-by-north from Tiverton station on the Exe Valley section of the Great Western railway, and 18 north-north-west from Exeter, in the North Eastern division of the county, hundred of Witheridge, petty sessional division of Cullompton, union and county court district of Tiverton, rural deanery of Tiverton West and archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter. The original church of St. Margaret, formerly belonging to the Knights Templars, was built in 1335 in the Decorated style, and rebuilt in the same style in 1876. . . . the tower was restored and the bells re-hung in 1882: there are 100 sittings. The register of baptisms dates from the year 1556; marriages and burials, 1578. . . . The land is of a mixed character, arable and pasture. The crops are chiefly oats, barley and wheat. The area is 1,906 acres; rateable value £1,171; the population in 1901 was 175."

A parish in Witheridge Hundred, under the Peculiar jurisdiction of the Lord of the Manor.

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Church History

St Margaret's Church Templeton, Templeton, Priest in Charge & the Churchwardens (2000) 14 pp.

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Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1556 are held in the Devon Record Office.

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

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

The Deanery of South Molton: An index of baptisms, marriages and burials in the parishes of Bishop's Nympton, Cheldon, Creacombe, Cruwys Morchard, East Anstey, East Woolfardisworthy, East Worlington, George Nympton, King's Nympton, Knowstone, Mariansleigh, Meshaw, Molland, North Molton, Oakford, Puddington, Rackenford, Romansleigh, Rose Ash, Satterleigh, South Molton, Stoodleigh, Templeton, Thelbridge, Twitchen, Warkleigh, Washford Pyne, West Anstey, West Worlington and Witheridge. With photographs of the churches and extracts from White's Directory (1850) and Kelly's Directory of Devonshire (1902). CD-ROM 062, Exeter, Devon FHS (2015). [Bishop's Nympton Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Cheldon Bapt: 1813-1843, Mar: 1755-1835, Bur: 1813-1841; Creacombe Bapt: 1814-1902, Mar: 1759-1835, Bur: 1813-1850; Cruwys Morchard Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; East Anstey Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1836, Bur: 1688-1839; East Woolfardisworthy Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1840, Bur: 1813-1837; East Worlington Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; George Nympton Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1755-1837, Bur: 1790-1837; King's Nympton Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Knowstone Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1740-1836, Bur: 1813-1837; Mariansleigh Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1757-1837, Bur: 1813-1838; Meshaw Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1756-1836, Bur: 1813-1838; Molland Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1838; North Molton Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Oakford Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1840; Puddington Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1759-1836, Bur: 1740-1837; Rackenford Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1800-1837; Romansleigh Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1836, Bur: 1730-1837; Rose Ash Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1850; Satterleigh Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1755-1836, Bur: 1813-1837; South Molton Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Stoodleigh Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Templeton Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Thelbridge Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1853; Twitchen Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1755-1836, Bur: 1813-1837; Warkleigh Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1851; Washford Pyne Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1756-1836, Bur: 1813-1840; West Anstey Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1836, Bur: 1745-1838; West Worlington Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1846, Bur: 1813-1851; Witheridge Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1835]

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Description & Travel

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

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Gazetteers

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

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Templeton 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

Templeton - "Snapshot of a village in the mid-nineteenth century" - an excellent set of pages by Barbara Lupton, including details of many of the families of the parish.

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Land & Property

Transcription, and some facsimiles of pages of George Jackson's accounts book for Chichester estates, 1846-18 64, provided by Barbara Lupton.

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Maps

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

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS887140 (Lat/Lon: 50.914698, -3.584622), Templeton which are provided by:

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Names, Personal

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

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Probate Records

Peskett, H. Manorial Probate Courts in Devon, Devon & Cornwall Notes and Queries, vol. 33, no. 6, (1976) pp.180.