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

"WIDWORTHY, a parish and township in the hundred of Colyton, county Devon, 3 miles S.E. of Honiton, and 6 from Axminster, on the road from Honiton to Axminster. The land is chiefly in pasture, and there are some dairy farms. The soil is clay and marl upon a subsoil of gravel. Freestone is quarried for building, and there are earthenware works. The principal residence is Widworthy Court, the mansion of Sir E. M. Elton, Bart., who is chief landowner. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £200. The church, dedicated to St. Cuthbert, contains the effigy of a knight in armour and a monument by Bacon to J. Marwood. The register dates from 1540. There is a school partially endowed."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003