[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003
"KING'S NYMPTON, a parish in the hundred of Witheridge, county Devon, 3 miles N. of Chumleigh, 5 S. of South Molton, its post town, and 2½ from the South Molton Road station on the Taw Vale railway. The village is situated on the river Mole, and on the road from Exeter to Barnstaple. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agricultural pursuits. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £376. The church, dedicated to St. James, is an ancient stone structure, with a wooden spired tower containing five bells There is an endowed school for both sexes. The Bible Christians have a place of worship. King's Nympton Park, the principal residence, is situated in an extensive and well-timbered park, watered by the river Mole, over which a stone bridge has been recently constructed. H. M. Byne, Esq., is lord of the manor. An annual fair is held on the Monday nearest to St. James's Day.