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

"TETCOTT, a parish in the hundred of Black Torrington, county Devon, 5 miles S.W. of Holsworthy, its post town. The village is situated at the confluence of the rivers Tamar and Claw, near the Bude canal. The inhabitants are wholly agricultural. Tetcott House, the seat of Sir W. Molesworth, Bart., was destroyed by fire in May, 1841. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £147. The church, dedicated to the Holy Cross, has some monuments to the Arscott family. The parochial charities produce about £2 10s. per annum. There are Sunday-schools, and the Wesleyans have a chapel."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003