A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
HALWELL, a parish in the hundred of BLACK TORRINGTON, county of DEVON, 6½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Holsworthy, containing 216 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Totness, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £12.3. 9., and in the patronage of the Crown. Good freestone is obtained in the parish.