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

"HALWELL, a parish in the hundred of Coleridge, county Devon, 6 miles S.W. of Totnes railway station, and 7 N.W. of Dartmouth. It contains the hamlet of Washbourne. The soil is clayey, and subsoil is dunstone. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Exeter, value £168, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. There is a National school for both sexes. The charities produce £6 per annum."

"WASHBOURNE, a hamlet in the parish of Halwell, county Devon, 4 miles S.W. of Totnes."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003