A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
BRIDFORD, a parish in the hundred of WONFORD, county of DEVON, 4 miles (E. by N.) from Moreton-Hampstead, containing 491 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £13. 15., and in the patronage of Sir L. V. Palk, Bart. The church, dedicated to St. Thomas a Becket, has an elegant rood-loft and screen, and a richly carved pulpit.