Bradworthy Devon Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Other places included in the parish: Alfardisworthy, Attworthy, Atworthy, Denworthy, Kimsworthy, Youlston

Alternative names: Bradworthy with Pancraswyke

Parish church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1548
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1612

Nonconformists include:

  • Bible Christian Methodist
  • Methodist
  • Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Sutcombe
  • Kilkhampton
  • Morwenstow
  • Woolfardisworthy West
  • Hartland
  • West Putford
  • Holsworthy

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRADWORTHY, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict in Bideford district, Devon. The village stands near the Bude canal, 7 miles NNW of Holsworthy, and 12 SW of Bideford r. station; and it has a post office under Holsworthy, North Devon, and fairs on 10 June, and 9 Sept. The parish includes also the hamlets of Alfardisworthy, Denworthy, Kimsworthy, and Youlston. Acres, 9,586. Real property, £5,028. Pop., 981. Houses, 185. A considerable portion of the surface is moor and common. Many traces of Roman settlements have been observed. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Pancras-Wyke, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £243. Patron, the Crown. The church has an oaken roof and a lofty tower. The subdistrict contains five parishes. Acres, 17,257. Pop., 911. Houses, 185.

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

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