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Abbots Bickington, Devon

Historical Description

Abbots-Bickington, a parish in Devon, on the river Torridge, 7 miles NNE of Holsworthy station on the L. & S.W.R. Acreage, 1097; population of the civil parish, 53; of the ecclesiastical, 156. A blue limestone, used for building, is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £120. The ancient church was a cell of the abbey of Hartland. The present church is a small structure of chancel, nave, two aisles, and low tower.

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 CountyDevon 
Ecclesiastical parishAbbot's Bickington St. James 
HundredBlack Torrington 
Poor Law unionHolsworthy 

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 Abbots Bickington

Civil Registration

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Abbots Bickington from the following:


Online maps of Abbots Bickington 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.

The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, with additions by Lieutant-Colonel J.L. Vivian, published for the author by Henry S. Eland, Exeter 1895 is online.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX22
Post TownHolsworthy