Broadwoodwidger, Devon

Broadwood-Widger, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on the acclivity of a hill, 4 miles from Lifton station on the G.W.R. and Ashwater on the L. & S.W.R., and 11 NNW of Tavistock. It has a post office under Lifton (R.S.O.), which is the money order and telegraph office. The parish comprises 10,655 acres; population of the civil parish, 803; of the ecclesiastical, 671. About 1500 acres are open moorland. In 1884 a detached part of Lifton, known as Westweek, was amalgamated with this parish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £290 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is an old edifice, and there are Wesleyan and Bible Christian chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5