Woolfardisworthy West Devon Family History Guide

Woolfardisworthy West is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Buckish Mill, Buckmills, Bucks Mills, and Alminstone

Alternative names: West Woolfardisworthy, Woolfardisworthy, Woolfardisworthy near Bideford, Woolsery

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1723
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include:

  • Bible Christian Methodist
  • Presbyterian
  • Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Parkham
  • East Putford
  • Hartland
  • Bradworthy
  • West Putford
  • Clovelly

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WOOLFARDIS WORTHY, or Woolsery, a village and a parish in Bideford district, Devon. The village stands 9½ miles WSW of Bideford r. station; is a seat of petty-sessions; and has a post-office, of the name of Woolsery, under Bideford, a hotel, and two annual fairs. The parish includes four hamlets, and comprises 5,798 acres. Real property, £2,756. Pop., 776. Houses, 156. The property is chiefly divided among seven. There are several neat residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £65. Patron, Mrs. L. E. Hawkes. The church is ancient. The p. curacy of Buckmills is a separate benefice. There are three dissenting chapels and a national school.

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

Parish Records

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