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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Pyworthy St. Swithin|
|Poor Law union||Holsworthy|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Pyworthy from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Pyworthy (St. Swithin))
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Newspapers and Periodicals
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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.