Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870
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Transcribed by David GALE
Checked by Val HENDERSON
ALVERDISCOTT is a parish in Torrington union, containing, by the census of 1861, 336 inhabitants, and 2273 acres; in the deanery of Hartland, archdeaconry of Barnstaple, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Fremington, North Devonshire; 4 miles east from Bideford, 4½ north-east from Torrington, and 5½ south-west from Barnstaple, on the main road between those places. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. John Clarke Lewis, M.A., had the tithes commuted in 1844 at £156 8s. per annum, with residence and 39A. 2R. 10P. of glebe land. The church is a Gothic edifice, dedicated to All Saints, consisting of nave, chancel, and north aisle, with tower and three bells, and has lately been restored at a cost of nearly £1000. The Wesleyans have a place of worship here, and there is a National School for children of both sexes. The poor have charitable bequests producing about £8 per annum. William Scott Preston, Esq., is lord of the manor, and he and W. A. Deane, Esq., are the chief landowners.
BULLWORTHY is a hamlet three quarters of a mile west, and STONE CROSS is also a hamlet half-a-mile west.
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