Archdeacon of Barnstaple

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The Archdeaconry of Barnstaple or Barum is one of the oldest archdeaconries in England. It is an administrative division of the Diocese of Exeter in the Church of England.

History[edit]

The Diocese of Exeter was divided into four archdeaconries in Norman times, probably during the bishopric of Osbern FitzOsbern (1072–1103):[1]

In 1782, it was noted that the archdeaconry contained the deaneries of Barum (Barnstaple), Chumleigh, Hertland, Shirwell, South Molton and Torrington.[2]

The archdeaconry currently comprises the following deaneries:

List of archdeacons[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Watkin, Hugh R., The History of Totnes Priory, Vol.2, Torquay, 1917, p.981
  2. ^ Thesaurus ecclesiasticus provincialis; or, a survey of the diocese of Exeter: printed and sold by the editors, B. Thorn and Son. Sold also by Messrs. Rivington and Sons, and T. Evans, London; Fletcher, Oxford; and Merril, Cambridge, 1782
  3. ^ Gardiner, Francis–Barnstaple: 1837–1897
  4. ^ "Sanderson, Rt. Rev Wilfrid Guy", Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2007 accessed 27 November 2012

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