Abbots Bickington Devon Family History Guide

Abbots Bickington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon. Bulkworthy is a chapelry of Abbots Bickington.

Alternative names: Abbots Bickington, Abbots Bickington with Bulkworthy, Abbotts Bickington, Little Bickington

Parish church: St James

Parish registers begin: 1717

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Abbots Bickington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ABBOTS-BICKINGTON, a parish in Holsworthy district, Devon; on the river Torridge, 2 miles SW of Umberleigh r. station, and 7 NNE of Holsworthy. Post town, Torrington. Acres, 1,078. Real property, £584. Pop., 71. Houses, 13. A blue limestone, used for building, is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £93. Patrons, the trustees of Lord Rollo. The ancient church was a cell of the Abbey of Hartland. The present church is a small structure of channel, nave, two aisles, and low tower.

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

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Abbots-Bickington, 6 miles N. Holsworthy. P. 75

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Abbots-Bickington, or Bickington-Abbots, a parish in the hund. of Black Torrington, Devonshire; 9 miles south-west of Great Torrington. Living, a perpetual curacy in the archd. of Totness and dio. of Exeter; of the certified value of £14; gross income £96. Patron, in 1835, Lord Rolle. This was anciently a cell to Hartland abbey. Pop., in 1801, 68; in 1831, 77. Houses 13. Acres 1,510. A. P. £424. Poor rates, in 1837, £26. — A kind of blue-stone, used for building, and marble and limestone, are found here.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

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  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Holsworthy
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Holsworthy
  • Poor Law Union: Holsworthy
  • Hundred: Black Torrington
  • Province: Canterbury