[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]

"ALVERDISCOTT, (or Alscott), a parish in the hundred of Fremington, in the county of Devon, 4 miles to the S.E. of Bideford, and 5½ miles S.W. from Barnstaple railway station. The village is situated on the old coach road between Barnstaple and Torrington. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £168, in the patronage of W. Lee, Esq. The church, which is dedicated to All Saints, has a fine porch, and contains some interesting monuments. There is a Wesleyan chapel and village schools.

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003