In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stowford like this:
STOWFORD, a parish in Tavistock district, Devon; 2½ miles NNW of Coryton r. station, and 7 ENE of Launceston. Post town, Lewdown, North Devon. Acres, 2,065. Real property, £2,283. Pop., 471. Houses, 93. Stowford, Haine, and Stone manors belong toA. Harris, Esq.; and Milford manor, to H. Bradshaw, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £241.* Patron, the Rev. J. B. Woolocombe. The church is good. Charities, £44.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stowford in West Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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