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BEAWORTHY, a village and parish among the hills, 8 miles S.W. of Hatherleigh, is in Okehampton union, county court district, and rural deanery, Hatherleigh petty sessional division, Southern division ot the county, Black Torrington hundred, and Totnes archdeaconry. It had 284 inhabitants (145 males, 139 females) in 1871, living in 48 houses, on 3086 acres of land. Most of the soil belongs to Sir William Molesworth, but part to the Ven. Archdeacon Woollcombe, S. Asser, Esq., and others. The South Western Railway line from Okehampton to Holdsworthy will pass through this parish. The CHURCH (St. Alban) is a small antique structure, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, and tower containing three bells. The church was thoroughly restored in 1871, at a cost of nearly £500, defrayed by subscription, when the edifice was newly roofed, and a good part of the fabric itself rebuilt. The register dates from 1759. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £6 6s., is in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Frederick A. Willis, D.D., who has a residence, built in 1846, and a glebe of 68 acres of poor land. The tithes are commuted for £150 a year. The BIBLE CHRISTIANS have a commodious chapel here. A SCHOOL BOARD for the united district of Halwell and Beaworthy was formed on April 28,1875. (See Halwell.) The Board built a school in 1876-7 at a cost of £350, borrowed from Government.

LETTERS viâ Exbourne. Hatherleigh is the nearest Money Order Office. There is a WALL LETTER Box at Beaworthy town, cleared at 12 noon week days only. Ashbury is the nearest Railway Station.

Transcribed from History, Gazetteer and Directory of Devon, by William White, 2nd edition, 1878-9