"PUTFORD, (EAST) a small village in the Torridge valley 8½ miles W.S.W. of Great Torrington, has in its parish 197 souls, and 3230 acres of land, mostly belonging to the Trustees of the late Lord Rolle, and partly to John Dayman, Esq., and a few smaller freeholders. The Church is considered a chapel to Buckland Brewer, its curacy having been long consolidated with the vicarage of that parish. The principal residents are John and Wm. Fry, Wm. Furse, and Wm. May, farmers; and George Beer, blacksmith. [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish in the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and the Diocese of Exeter.