Ermington  Devon


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

ERMINGTON, a village, a parish, and a hundred in Devon. The village stands on a bold eminence, contiguous to the river Erme, 2 miles NW of Modbury, and 2¾ S of Ivy-bridge r. station; was formerly a place of some importance, with a weekly market; and has a post office under Ivy-Bridge, and fairs on 2 Feb. ...

and 24 June. The parish also includes part of Ivy-bridge; and is in Plympton-St. Mary district. Acres, 4, 952. Real property, £9, 434. Pop. in 1851, 1, 423; in 1861, 1, 785. Houses, 348. The property is much subdivided. A charming lane runs from the village to Ivy-bridge; and a quondam hotel is at Erme-bridge. A meteoric stone, weighing 23 lbs., fell at Stratchleigh in 1623. A decrease of population occurred prior to 1851, from the closing of two woollen factories; and an increase thence till 1861 arose from the effect of railway communication. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Kingston, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £453.* Patrons, the Crown, the Rev. W. J. Pinwill, and Mrs. Pinwill. A sinecure rectory is attached. Value, £463-Patron, Mr. Dimes. The church is later English; consists of nave, chancel, aisles, and transepts, with a leaning spire; and contains portions of an old screen and sedilia, and several old monuments. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £35. The hundred contains eleven parishes. Acres, 50, 388. Pop., 9, 826. Houses, 2, 019.

Ermington through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 04th December 2021

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