Roborough is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.
Other places in the parish include: Ebberly.
Parish church: St. Peter
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1549
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597
Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
ROBOROUGH, a village and a parish in Torrington district, Devon. The village stands 4 miles WSW of Portsmouth-Arms r. station, and 5½ ESE of Great Torrington; was anciently called Rougaburga; and took that name from beorghs or burying-places in its neighbour-hood. The parish contains also the hamlet of Ebberly; and its post town is Torrington, North Devon. Acres, 3,114. Real property, £2,426. Pop., 478. Houses, 86. The property is divided among a few. The manor of R. belonged, at the Norman conquest, to the Russells; and, with Ebberly House, belongs now to Hole, Esq. The manor of Coombe belonged recently to J. Vivian, Esq.; and belongs now to the Hon. Mark Rolle. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £193. Patron, the Rev. T. May. The church is ancient. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a parochial school.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
ROBOROUGH (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Torrington, hundred of Fremington, Great Torrington and N. divisions of Devon, 6 miles (E. by S.) from Torrington; containing 588 inhabitants. The parish comprises 3114a. 3r. 30p., of which 2200 acres are arable, 420 meadow and pasture, and 380 wood. There is some good land, but the prevailing quality of the soil is inferior; the ground lies high, and is much exposed to easterly and other winds. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £10. 8. 9.; net income, £193; patron, the Rev. Thomas May. The church is supposed to have been built in the fifteenth century.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
Rural Deanery: Torrington
Poor Law Union: Torrington