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Horwood, Devon

Historical Description

Horwood, a parish in Devonshire, near the river Torridge, 3 miles NE of Bideford station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Bideford. Acreage, 875; population, 108. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £175 with residence. The church is ancient but good, has a low turreted tower, and contains monuments of the Denes, the Rolles, and the Pollards; the building was restored in 1889, when several old relics were discovered.

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 parishHorwood St. Michael 
Poor Law unionBarnstaple 

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 Horwood

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 Horwood from the following:


Online maps of Horwood 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.

DistrictNorth Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX39
Post TownBideford