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Widworthy, Devon

Historical Description

Widworthy, a parish in Devonshire, 3½ miles E by S of Honiton station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Honiton. Acreage, 1463; population, 153. The manor, with Widworthy Court, belongs to the Elton family. Widworthy Hill has some remains of an ancient entrenchment. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £190 with residence. The church is an ancient cruciform building of stone in the Decorated style.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDevon 
Ecclesiastical parishWidworthy St. Cuthbert 
HundredColyton 
Poor Law unionHoniton 

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 Widworthy


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 Widworthy from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Widworthy 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.

DistrictEast Devon
CountyDevon
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtEX14
Post TownHoniton