Dunsford  Devon


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Dunsford like this:

DUNSFORD, a village and a parish in St. Thomas district, Devon. The village stands on the river Teign, 4 miles NE of Moreton-Hampstead r. station, and 7½ WSW of Exeter; and has a post office under Exeter. The parish comprises 5, 948 acres. Real property, £5, 217. Pop., 921. Houses, 164. ...

The property is divided among a few. The Fulford estate here has belonged to the Fulford family since the time of Richard I.; and the manor-house on it, erected in the time of Elizabeth, was garrisoned for Charles I. by Col. Sir Francis Fulford, but surrendered to Sir Thomas Fairfax. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £297.* Patron, B. Fulford, Esq. The church is excellent, with square turretted tower, -the chancel mostly rebuilt in 1846; and contains some fine monuments of the Fulfords. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £24.

Dunsford through time

Dunsford is now part of Teignbridge district. Click here for graphs and data of how Teignbridge has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Dunsford itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dunsford, in Teignbridge and Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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