Bulkworthy Devon Family History Guide

Status: Chapelry

Other places included in the parish: Haytown

Parish: Abbots Bickington

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1709; see also Abbots Bickington
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1675

Nonconformists include:

  • Bible Christian Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Buckland Brewer
  • Newton St Petrock
  • East Putford
  • Shebbear
  • Frithelstock
  • West Putford
  • Abbots Bickington
  • Langtree

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BULKWORTHY, a parish in Bideford district, Devon; on the river Torridge, 7 miles SW by W of Great Torrington, and 9 SSW of Bideford r. station. Post Town, Buckland-Brewer, under Bideford. Acres, 1,115. Real property, £613. Pop., 128. Houses, 28. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the family of Rolle. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Buckland-Brewer, in the diocese of Exeter. The church was built by Lord Chief Justice Hackford.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Bulkworthy, a chapelry, in the parish of Buckland-Brewer, union of Bideford, hundred of Shebbear, Great Torrington and N. divisions of Devon, 7½ miles (S. W. by W.) from Great Torrington; containing 196 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Parish Records

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

Historical Newspapers

Fully searchable online newspapers

Western Morning News

Western Times

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette

North Devon Journal

Express and Echo


Vision of Britain historical maps


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: Bideford
Hundred: Shebbear
Province: Canterbury

Boundary Changes

18 Aug 1882 Sanders Meadow transferred to  East Putford Chapelry/Civil Parish

25 Mar 1885 gained part of Frithelstock Parish