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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Bradworthy St. John the Baptist|
|Poor Law union||Bideford|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Bradworthy from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Bradworthy (St. John the Baptist))
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Newspapers and Periodicals
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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.