"BROADWOODWIDGER, or Broadwood Wiger, is a village of old cob buildings, on the acclivity of a valley, six miles N.E. of Launceston. Its parish contains 923 souls, and 8780A. of land, including 1500a. of common, 140A. of wood, 100A. of orchards, the hamlets of Rixton and Kallacott, and many scattered houses. The manors and their owners are, Broadwoodwidger and Upcott, Hy. Blagrove, Esq.; Norden Bason, Lord Clinton; More Malherbe, Rev. C.T.C. Luxmoore; and Deanacary, Hy. Hawkes, Esq. Lord Ashburton, Sir Wm. Molesworth, the Misses May, Jas. Lay, Esq., and several smaller owners, have estates here, mostly freehold. The Church is an ancient structure, with a tower and five bells. It retains most of its old carved oak benches, and has some remains of stained glass in its windows. . . ." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
Also known as Bradwood Widger. A parish in Lifton Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Totnes and the Diocese of Exeter. According to Peskett: "this parish was transferred during the period 1875 to ca 1919 to the deanery of Trigg Major and Archdeaconry of Cornwall."