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Pyworthy, Devon

Historical Description

Pyworthy, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands near the Bude Canal, 2½ miles WSW of Holsworthy station on the L. & S.W.R. The parish contains also the hamlets of Derriton and Killatree, and has a post office under Holsworthy; money order and telegraph office, Holsworthy. Acreage, 5700; population of the civil parish. 495; of the ecclesiastical, 467. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; commuted tithe rent charge, £370 with residence. The church is Later English, and has a lofty tower; it was thoroughly restored in 1885. There are Wesleyan and Bible Christian chapels.

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 parishPyworthy St. Swithin 
HundredBlack Torrington 
Poor Law unionHolsworthy 

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 Pyworthy

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 Pyworthy from the following:


Online maps of Pyworthy 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:

Villages, Hamlets, &c


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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX22
Post TownHolsworthy