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The Torridge, Devon

Historical Description

Torridge, The, a river of the NW of Devonshire, rising near Hartland, about 2½ miles from the sea, running about 20 miles south-eastward, past the Putfords, Thornbury, and Black Torrington, to Meeth, receiving there the Okement, from the S, and going thence, about 17 miles northward, past Beaford, Great Torrington, and Bideford, to a common influx with the Taw to Barnstaple Bay below Appledore.

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