Bradford Devon Family History Guide

Bradford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Allemare.

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1609

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Thornbury
  • Milton Damerel
  • Cookbury
  • Shebbear
  • Ashwater
  • Black Torrington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRADFORD, a parish in Holsworthy district, Devon; on the river Torridge, 5½ miles NE of Holsworthy, and 13 S by W of Bideford r. station. Post Town, Black Torrington, under Highampton, North Devon. Acres, 3,468. Real property, £2,130. Pop., 444. Houses, 91 The property is chiefly divided among four. Dunsland has a fine old baronial mansion; belonged, at the Conquest, to Walter de Cadiho; passed to the Arscotts and the Bickfords; and belongs now to the Cohams. Hengiscott has traces of a fortified camp, supposed to have been formed by the famous Hengist. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £308. Patrons, the Rectors of East Down, Bratton-Fleming, and Goodleigh. The church is cruciform, and has a tower and some monuments; but is, or recently was, in very bad condition. Charities, £14.

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

Parish Records

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


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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