"A picturesque village on the coast of the Bristol Channel, 3 miles West of Lynton... Sir. Robert George Throckmorton, Bart. is lord of the manor & owner of a great part of the soil, and the rest belongs to C.Bailey Esq. & a few smaller owners. The Church (St. Martins) is an antique fabric with a tower & 2 bells." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish in Shirlwell Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and Diocese of Exeter, 14 miles N.E. of Barnstaple, which had 235 inhabitants in 1831.
MIs for this parish are included in the Devon FHS index - see under Cemeteries on the main Devon page.
Dwelly, E. (ed.). Devon M. I. vol. 1., being all the monumental inscriptions in the parishes of Countisbury, Brendon, Martinhoe, etc. pp. v. 226. E. Dwelly: Fleet, (1918). 8o. BL 9918.aaa.1. [SoG Library]
Snetzler, M.F. North Devon Surname Index to the Census. Microfiche: M.F. Snetzler, Barcott, Buckland Brewer, Bideford, Devon EX39 5LN. [Covers 1881 census records for this parish]