[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]
"STOWFORD, a parish in the hundred of Lifton, county Devon, 7 miles E. of Launceston, its post town, and 9 from Okehampton. On the N. side of the road to Exeter are traces of a circular encampment supposed to be Saxon. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £241. The church is of great antiquity, and contains tombs. The parochial charities produce about £44 per annum. There is a National school. Dr. John Prideaux, a learned divine and one of the deprived bishops, was born here in 1578."