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"TRUSHAM is a parish and village, on the river Teign, one mile north-east from Trusham station on the Teign Valley branch of the Great Western railway, 8 south-west from Exeter, 4 north-east from Bovey Tracey and 8 north from Newton Abbot, in the Mid division of the county, Exminster hundred, Teignbridge petty sessional division, Newton Abbot union, Newton Abbot and Torquay county court district, rural deanery of Moreton, archdeaconry of Totnes and diocese of Exeter. The church of St. Michael, erected in 1259 and the aisle added in 1430, is an ancient building of stone in the Early Engish and Perpendicular styles with traces of Norman work. . . . the church was thoroughly restored in 1865, when the stained east window and a smaller one were inserted as memorials to the Rev. William Edward Brendon, who died in 1864; and there are others to Mrs. Cotgrave, d. 1849, and R. E. F. Cotgrave, d. 1873, and to the wife of the Rev. O. H. Cary, rector: a painting in panels, dated 1583, with the arms of Stapenhill, occupies part of the north chancel wall, where also are monuments to the Stooke family, 1677-97. . . . The village is noted for the delightful views in its neighbourhood. . . . The chief crops are wheat and barley. The area is 618 acres of land and 7 of water; rateable value, £874; the population in 1901 was 165." [From: Kelly's Directory of Devonshire, 1902]
According to Peskett, a parish in the Archdeaconry and Diocese of Exeter.

General Information

Church History

Trusham - from J. Stabb. Some Old Devon Churches (London: 1908-16).

Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1559 are held in the Devon Record Office - for details see Parish Registers in the Devon Record Office.

The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1743-1837, Burials 1750-1837 - for details see their book list.

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

Description and Travel

Conservation Area Appraisal for Trusham - an interesting account of the area, with numerous photographs and maps.


Transcript by Mike Steer of the entry (description and names) in William White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Devon. (1878-1879).


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


The Online Parish Clerk for this parish is Daniel Morgan, who invites queries and lookup requests.


Cameron, Alick. The Book of Trusham: A Pictorial History of a Teign Valley Community. Halsgrove Press, Halsgrove House, Lower Moor Way, Tiverton, Devon EX16 6SS (1999) 112p. [ISBN 1841130473] [Obtainable from Dr Alick Cameron]

Military History

Trusham War Memorial, transcribed by John Williams.

Names, Personal

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


Teign Valley History group - Honorary Secretary: Graham Thompson

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Last updated: 30 Jan 2015 - Brian Randell

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