Budleigh Salterton is a small town on the coast in East Devon, England, 15 miles (24 km) south-east of Exeter. The town lies within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.It forms a major part of the electoral ward of Budleigh.
Budleigh Salterton Anglicans were originally served by a chapel of ease that came under the parish of All Saints, East Budleigh. As the population grew, this was replaced in the 1890s by what became the parish church of St Peter in 1901. The church was heavily damaged by enemy aircraft bombing on 17 April 1942, but reopened in 1953.
Today the Raleigh Mission Community at St Peter’s, Budleigh Salterton, and All Saints, East Budleigh, are part of a joint mission with St Michael’s, Otterton.
The Roman Catholic Church is also dedicated to St Peter. The Temple Methodist Church was completed in 1904, to replace an earlier, smaller chapel dating from 1812, built by the bookseller James Lackington, an associate of John Wesley.There is a Baptist church in the town, whose congregation dates back to 1843
Town Council website
Family History Information
Earliest Baptism registers 1856
Earliest marriage registers 1900
Earliest Burial registers 1900
Devon RO Holdings for Budleigh Salterton
Bap 1856-2003 Marr 1900-2005 Bur 1900-2010
Registration District: St Thomas
Wills and Probate: Archdeaconry and the Diocese of Exeter
Hundred: East Budleigh
Where to find parish register transcripts and copies
The best and most obvious place to view the Lympstone parish registers is the Devon Heritage Centre in Exeter where all the originals, microfilms and fiche are kept. It is not always possible to visit Exeter and so copies or indexes are the next best thing. Below are some sites where you can find these with the date ranges.
Please note - Find my Past is a subscription site and Family Search is free
Budleigh Salt Baptisms 1856-1888 Find My Past
Budleigh Salt Marri ages 1900 -1915 Find My Past
Budleigh Salt Burials 1900 - 1915 Find My Past
Information available via this site for Budleigh Salterton
Here is a summary of resources I have available to share with you or links to other sites of interest. Some are transcriptions or extracts and will be on this site; some, for reasons of copyright are in my possession and I or another person will do lookups where you see the email button.
1851 LDS CD - Rom Look - ups available email keith searle
1881 LDS CD - Rom Lookups available keith searle or from LDS web site
I do not have any transcripts of Budleigh Salterton parish registers but would welcome any holdings that you may have.
St Peters Burial Ground transcript byFairlynch Museum and Arts Centre
Devon Heritage has a number of records -
Budleigh Salterton in Robson's Directory of 1839
Budleigh Salterton's Commercial entry in Kelly's Directory of 1939
Budleigh Salterton's Private Residents in Kelly's Directory of 1939
Budleigh Salterton women who volunteered for the WAAC in 1917
Civilian residents killed by enemy action 1939 - 1945
By Joyce Dennys
Steamers of the Devonshire Coast
The disused Budleigh Salterton Railway Station - Link
The War Memorial 1914 to 1918
The War Memorial 1939 to 1945
East Budleigh Freeholders
Not yet available
East Budleigh Tithe Map 1839
Not yet available
Books about East Budleigh
None listed yet