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

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


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