Alverdiscott, Devon

Historical Description

Alverdiscott or Alscott, a parish in Devonshire, 4 miles from Bideford station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Bideford, the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 2364; population, 269. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £158. The church is old, and has an interesting monument and some very good stained glass, especially in the east window. A small Methodist chapel stands at Stone-Cross.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Devon
Ecclesiastical parish Alverdiscot All Saints
Hundred Hartland
Poor Law union Torrington

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the South West Heritage Trust, Parochial Church Council, and Devon Family History Society have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Alverdiscott

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

The Description of Alverdiscott from White's Directory and topography of Devonshire, 1878.

We have transcribed the entry for Alverdiscott from the following:


Online maps of Alverdiscott are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.

A part transcript of The Visitations of Devon comprising the Herald's Visitations of 1531, 1564, and 1620, with additions by Lieut-Col J.L. Vivian.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX31
Post TownBarnstaple