Alwington, Devon Family History Guide

Alwington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Ford, Woodtown, and Fairy Cross.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1549

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Alwington

  • Bideford
  • Parkham
  • Littleham
  • Abbotsham

Historical Descriptions


Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Alwington, 3 miles S.W. Bideford. P. 392

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850

Fairy Cross

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Fairy Cross, a hamlet in Alwington parish, Devon; 3ΒΌ miles SW of Bideford.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Bideford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Hartland
  • Poor Law Union: Bideford
  • Hundred: Shebbear
  • Province: Canterbury