Hemyock  Devon


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

HEMYOCK-popularly HEMMICK-a village, a parish, and a hundred in Devon. The village stands near the river Culm, in a picturesque valley, near the boundary with Somerset, 5 miles S of Wellington r. station; was known to the Saxons as Hannock; and has a postoffice under Wellington, Somerset. The parish contains also the hamlet of Culm-Davy; is in the district of Wellington; and comprises 5, 437 acres. ...

Real property, £5, 775. Pop. in 1851, 1, 185; in 1861, 1, 068. Houses, 229. The manor belonged at Domesday to the Crown. A moated Norman castle here belonged, from the Conquest till the time of Edward I., to the Hidons; passed to the Dinhams, the Pophams, and the Leighs; was garrisoned and used as a prison, by the parliamentarians against Charles I.; suffered capture by the royalists, under Lord Poulett, in 1642; appears to have been dismantled, some years afterwards, by Cromwell; and is now represented by an entrance gateway, and portions of foul towers. A large cairn, called Simon's Barrow, is on the N verge of the parish. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £694.* Patron, F. L. Popham, Esq. The church is ancient; was enlarged, and partly rebuilt, in 1847; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with embattled low tower; and contains an early decorated English font. There are a chapel of ease at Culm-Davy, chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, and charities £14.-The hundred contains seven parishes. Acres, 22, 288. Pop., 5, 225. Houses, 1, 112.

Hemyock through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 09th December 2021

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