Place:


Ashwater  Devon

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ashwater like this:

ASHWATER, a village and a parish in Holsworthy district, Devon. The village stands 7 miles SSE of Holsworthy, and 21 SSW of Bideford r. station. It has a post office under Launceston, and fairs on the first Tuesday in May, and on the Monday after 1 Aug. The parish includes also the hamlet of Quoditch. ...


Acres, 8,587. Real property, £3,887. Pop., 803. Houses, 161. The property is subdivided. Good building-stone is quarried. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £700.* Patron, W. W. Melhuish, Esq. The church is an old structure, with lofty pinnacled tower; and contains several monuments and a very fine ancient font. There are two chapels of Bible Christians.

Ashwater through time

Ashwater is now part of Torridge district. Click here for graphs and data of how Torridge has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ashwater itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ashwater, in Torridge and Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/1655

Date accessed: 18th December 2017


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