Marwood, Devon Family History Guide

Marwood is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Blakewell, Farleigh, Guineaford, Kings Heanton, Middle Marwood, Milltown, Muddiford, Mudford, and Prixford.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1602

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Independent/Congregational, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Marwood

  • Braunton with Saunton and Knowle
  • West Down
  • Berrynarbor
  • Heanton Punchardon
  • Pilton
  • Shirwell
  • Bittadon
  • East Down

Historical Descriptions


Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Marwood, 3 m . N. Barnstaple. P. 1012

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

MUDFORD, a hamlet in Marwood parish, Devon; 3 miles NNW of Barnstaple.

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


  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Barnstaple
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Shirwell
  • Poor Law Union: Barnstaple
  • Hundred: Braunton
  • Province: Canterbury