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Bradworthy, Devon

Historical Description

Bradworthy, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands near the Bude Canal, 7 miles NNW of Hols-worthy station on the L. & S.W.R., and it has a post and money order office under Holsworthy; telegraph office, Kilkhampton. The parish includes also the hamlets of Alfardisworthy, Denworthy, Kimsworthy, and Youlston. Acreage, 9792; population of the civil parish, 861; of the ecclesiastical, including Pancras Week, 1161. A considerable portion of the surface is moor and common. There are Wesleyan and Bible Christian chapels. Many traces of Roman settlements have been observed. The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacy of Pancras-Week, in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £268 with residence. Patron, the Crown. The church has an oaken roof and a lofty 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 parishBradworthy St. John the Baptist 
HundredBlack Torrington 
Poor Law unionBideford 

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 Bradworthy

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 Bradworthy from the following:


Online maps of Bradworthy 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:

Villages, Hamlets, &c


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