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

"NYMET-ROWLAND, a parish in the hundred of North Tawton, county Devon, 4½ miles S. by E. of Chumleigh, 8 N.W. of Crediton, its post town, and 1 mile W. of the Lapford station on the North Devon railway. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Taw, and is wholly agricultural. The soil consists of loam, with a subsoil of shale. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter, value £70. The church, dedicated to St. Bartholomew, is a stone structure with a tower containing three bells. John Wreford, Esq., is lord of the manor."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003