A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
BRIDESTOWE, a parish in the hundred of LIFTON, county of DEVON, 6 miles (S. W.) from Oakhampton, containing 787 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, with the perpetual curacy of Sourton annexed, in the archdeaconry of Totness, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £32. 17. 11., and in the patronage of the Bishop of Exeter. The church is dedicated to St. Bridget. Fairs for cattle take place on the second Wednesday in June, and July 29th. A court baron is occasionally held here.