East Worlington, Devon
Worlington, East, a parish in Devonshire, 5 miles NE of Lapford station on the L. & S.W.R., and 6 E of Chulmleigh. It has a post office under Morchard Bishop; money order and telegraph office, Witheridge. Acreage, 5348; population of the civil parish, 419; of the ecclesiastical, 219. There is a parish council for East and West Worlington consisting of seven members. Roman coins and ums have been found, and remains exist of a curious ancient cross. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £240 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Portsmouth. The church is a building of stone with an embattled tower, and was almost entirely rebuilt in 1879. There is a Bible Christian chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||East Worlington St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||South Molton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1725.
Church of England
St Mary (parish church)
The church of St. Mary, thoroughly restored and almost rebuilt in 1879 by the 5th Earl of Portsmouth at a cost of £1,000, is a building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch with a Norman doorway, and an embattled western tower containing 4 bells: there is a monument in the chancel to the members of the Nott family, dated 1704, and one in the nave to the Rev. Benjamin Clay M.A. a former rector, d. 1763.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for East Worlington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Worlington, East (St. Mary))
Online maps of East Worlington 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.