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Broad Nymet

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"NYMET, (BROAD) on one of the tributary streams of the river Taw, 8 ½ miles W. of Crediton, is a small parish, which contains only 50 inhabitants, and 451 acres of land; and until lately, it claimed exemption from county and highway rates, but a recent decision in the Court of the Exchequer declared it liable to both. It pays church and poor rates, &c., to North Tawton, its small antique church having long been used as a lumber room. Its sinecure rectory, valued in K.B. at £2. 4s. 2d., and in 1821 at £48, is in the same patronage and incumbency as Bow, or Nymet-Tracey. The manor anciently belonged to the family of De Brode Nymet, and is now nearly all one farm, belonging to Mr. Rd. Dunning, and occupied by Thos. Prickman." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]


Church Records

Peskett: There are no registers. (Both Bow and North Tawton registers include entries for Broad Nymet.)


Description and Travel

Section on Broad Nymet  from Samuel Lewis: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831), provided by Mel Lockie.

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The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.

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Historical Geography

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Carbonnell, Barbara M.H. and Wauton, M. Thirteen Centuries in Bow alias Nymet Tracey with Broadnymet, James townsend (1949) 57p., plates : ill,map. [DFHS Library]