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Ashwater, Devon

Historical Description

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.

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 parishAshwater St. Peter 
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 Ashwater

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 Ashwater from the following:


Online maps of Ashwater 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 districtEX21
Post TownBeaworthy