In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Abbots Bickington like this:
ABBOTS-BICKINGTON, a parish in Holsworthy district, Devon; on the river Torridge, 2 miles SW of Umberleigh r. station, and 7 NNE of Holsworthy. Post town, Torrington. Acres, 1,078. Real property, £584. Pop., 71. Houses, 13. A blue limestone, used for building, is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £93. Patrons, the trustees of Lord Rollo. The ancient church was a cell of the Abbey of Hartland. The present church is a small structure of channel, nave, two aisles, and low tower.
Abbots Bickington is now part of Torridge district. Click here for graphs and data of how Torridge has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Abbots Bickington itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Abbots Bickington, in Torridge and Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th April 2017
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