Witheridge is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.
Other places in the parish include: Drayford.
Alternative names: Witheridge with Creacombe
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1586
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607
Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Independent/Congregational.
- Morchard Bishop
- East Worlington
- Woolfardisworthy East
- Cruwys Morchard
- West Worlington
- Rose Ash
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
WITHERIDGE, a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a hundred, in Devon. The village stands 7 miles ENE of Lapford r. station, and 8 E of Chulmleigh; was once a borough and a market-town; and has a post-office under Morchard-Bishop, North Devon, and three annual fairs. The parish comprises 9,048 acres. Real property, £6,657. Pop., 1,237. Houses, 260. The manor and much of the land belong to the Earl of Portsmouth; and the rest of the property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £350. Patron, the Rev. W. P. Thomas. The church is early perpendicular. There are chapels for Independents and Bible Christians, an endowed school with £21 a year, a British school, and charities £13. The antiquary Chapple was a native. The sub-district contains 10 parishes, and is in South Molton district. Acres, 48,070. Pop., 5,449. Houses, 1,073. The hundred contains 21 parishes. Acres, 79,797. Pop., 10,144. Houses, 2,062.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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Civil Registration District: South Molton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
Rural Deanery: South Molton
Poor Law Union: South Molton