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Beaworthy, Devon

Historical Description

Beaworthy or Beworthy, a parish in Devonshire. It has a station under the name of Halwill and Beaworthy, also at Ashbury, on the L. & S.W.R., 296 miles from London, 9 from Okehampton and Holsworthy, and 6 SW of Hatherleigh. Post town, Beaworthy, which is the money order office; telegraph office, at the railway station. Acreage, 3823; population, 268. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £110. The church is a neat small edifice, with a low square tower, and was restored in 1871. There is a chapel 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 parishBeaworthy St. Alban 
HundredBlack Torrington 
Poor Law unionOakhampton 

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 Beaworthy

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 Beaworthy from the following:


Online maps of Beaworthy 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.

DistrictWest Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX21
Post TownBeaworthy