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Woolfardisworthy, Devon

Historical Description

Woolfardisworthy or Woolsery, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands 9 miles WSW of Bideford station on the L. & S.W.R., and has a post office, of the name of Woolsery, under Bideford, a hotel, and two annual fairs. The parish includes four hamlets, and comprises 6119 acres; population of the civil parish, 660; of the ecclesiastical, 505. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £90 with residence. The church is an ancient edifice of stone in the Norman style, and has been restored. 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 
Poor Law unionBideford 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Woolfardisworthy from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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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.

DistrictMid Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX17
Post TownCrediton