HARPFORD, a village and a parish in Honiton district, Devon. The village stands in the valley of the Otter, 3 miles NW of Sidmouth, and 5½ S of Ottery-Road r. station; and was formerly called Happerford. The parish contains also the hamlets of Bowood, Southertown, and Burrow; and its post-town is Sidmouth. Acres, 1,518. Real property, £2,168. Pop., 243. Houses, 54. The manor belongs to the trustees of Lord Rolle. Court House was the seat of the Dynbams, and is now a farm-house. Harpford Wood comprises about 400 acres. The living is a vicarage, united with the rectory of Venn-Ottery, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £221. Patrons, Lord Colinton and others. The church is ancient, and consists of nave, chancel, N aisle, and S porch, with an embattled tower.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
Rural Deanery: Aylesbeare
Poor Law Union: Honiton
Hundred: East Budleigh