Bishops Nympton  Devon


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

BISHOPS-NYMPTON, a village and a parish in South-Molton district, Devon. The village stands 3½ miles SE of South-Molton, and 8 ENE of South-Molton Road r. station; and has a post office under South-Molton, and fairs on the third Monday of April, and on the Wednesday before 25 Oct. The parish includes also the hamlets of Bish-Mills, Ash-Mills, and Newton. ...

Acres, 9,579. Real property, £8,476. Pop., 1,198. Houses, 248. The property is subdivided. A fine old mansion at the village was formerly the seat of the Bassetts and others, and is now the seat of A. Fisher, Esq. A large mansion, called the Parsonage, is believed to have been a residence of the Bishop of Exeter. Limestone abounds; and there is a large woollen factory. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £296.* Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is a fine ancient edifice, of nave, chancel, and south aisle, with a pinnacled tower about 100 feet high; was restored in 1869; and contains an elegant screen and a rich monument of the Pollard family. There are chapels for Wesleyan Methodists and Bible Christians.

Bishops Nympton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2024

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