Alverdiscott, Devon Family History Guide

Alverdiscott is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Alternative names: Alscott

Other places in the parish include: Bulworthy.

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1602
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

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Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ALVERDISCOTT, or Alscott, a parish in Torrington district, Devon; 4 miles SE of Instow r. station, and 5 E of Bideford. Post Town, Newton-Tracy under Barnstaple. Acres, 2,273. Real property, £1,870. Pop., 336. Houses, 64. The property is not much divided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £183. Patrons, Rev. E. Sturges, Rev. W. H. Bond, and H. Gibson, Esq. The church is old. A small Methodist chapel stands at Stone-Cross.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court

Abstracts of the Existing Transcripts of the Lost Parish-registers of Devon –


Vision of Britain historical maps

Historical Newspapers

Barnstaple Times and North Devon News

Western Morning News

Western Times

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette

North Devon Journal

Express and Echo

See all Devon newspapers

Reasrch Guide: Historical Research Using British Newspapers by Denise Bates


County: Devon
Civil Registration District: Torrington
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Hartland
Poor Law Union: Torrington
Hundred: Fremington
Province: Canterbury