"WOOLFARDISWORTHY, a parish, in the union of BIDEFORD, hundred of HARTLAND, Great Torrington and N. divisions of DEVON, 9½ miles (S. W. by W.) from Bideford; containing 988 inhabitants. This parish, which reaches to the sea-coast, comprises about 6000 acres: stone of good quality for building is extensively quarried, and shipped from Bideford to various places. The village, which extends into the adjoining parish, is chiefly inhabited by fishermen, who are also employed in carrying sand from the shore for the use of farmers in dressing the lands; there is also a fishing-hamlet in the parish, situated on the same bay as Clovelly and where a commodious quay might easily be formed. Two fairs for cattle are annually held. . . The church has an enriched Norman doorway and font, and contains a monument to the Cole family. There are places of worship for Primitive Methodists and Wesleyans." [From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of England (1844)]
A parish in the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and the Diocese of Exeter.
Griffiths, C.B. If these walls could only speak [the story of Woolfardisworthy School in North Devon]. Woolfardisworthy: The School?  54p: ill. [Westcountry Studies Library - 372/WOO/GRI] [Raymond: Includes list of inhabitants, 1850 and 1857; list of teachers and vicars, and list of evacuees, 1939-45.]