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

"WEMBWORTHY, a parish in the hundred of North Tawton, county Devon, 4 miles S.W. of Chulmleigh, 12 N.W. of Crediton, and 1½ mile S.W. of the Eggesford station on the North Devon railway. The village is situated in the vale of the river Taw. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £160. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The Earl of Portsmouth is lord of the manor, and resides at Eggesford House."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003