Ashwater, a village and a parish in Devon. The village stands 7 miles SSE of Holsworthy, and has a station on a section of the L. & S.W.R., 215 miles from London. The parish includes also the hamlet of Quoditch. It has a post office under Beaworthy, and there is a telegraph office at the railway station. Acreage, 8710; population, 756. Good building-stone is quarried. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £700. The church is an old structure, with lofty pinnacled tower, and contains several monuments and a very fine ancient font. There are two chapels for Bible Christians.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Ashwater St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Holsworthy|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ashwater from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ashwater (St. Peter))
- History, Gazetteer and Directory of Devon, by William White, 2nd edition, 1878-9
Online maps of Ashwater are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:
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.