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Hockworthy, Devon

Historical Description

Hockworthy, a parish, with a scattered village, in Devonshire, adjacent to Somerset, 4 miles from Burlescombe station on the G.W.R., and 8 NE of Tiverton. It has a post office under Wellington; money order office, Holcombe Rogus; telegraph office, Greenham. Acreage, 2732; population of the civil parish, 283; of the ecclesiastical, 273. The rectoral tithes and Hockford Farm belonged formerly to Canonsleigh Abbey. Limestone and building-stone abound. The living is a vicarage in the, diocese of Exeter; value, —£2 00 with residence. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1865, and is in the Early English style; the tower had been rebuilt in 1848.

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 
Poor Law unionTiverton 

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 Hockworthy

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hockworthy from the following:


Online maps of Hockworthy 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.

DistrictMid Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA21
Post TownWellington