Loddiswell, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on the river Avon, 3 miles NNW of Kings-bridge, and 1 mile from Loddiswell station on the Kingsbridge branch of the G.W.R., and has a post and money order office under Kingsbridge; telegraph office, Kingsbridge. Acreage, 3598; population of the civil parish, 805; of the ecclesiastical, 845. The manor belonged formerly to the Arundels, and afterwards to the families of Kerswell and Wise. Traces of an ancient camp are on Blackdown Hill. The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacy of Buckland-Tout-Saints, in the diocese of Exeter, value, £250 with residence. The church is ancient and good; consists of nave and chancel, with a tower; and contains several monuments. A handsome pulpit was erected in the parish church in 1893 in memory of Mr Eichard Peek, who was born at Hazlewood. There are Congregational chapels at Loddiswell and Hazlewood.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Loddiswell St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Kingsbridge|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Loddiswell from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Loddiswell, or Loddiswell-Arundell (St. Michael))
Online maps of Loddiswell 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.