"WITHYPOOL, a parish in the hundred of Williton, county Somerset, 8 miles N.W. of Dulverton, and 10 N.E. of Dunster. The village is situated on the N. bank of the river Barle, a feeder of the Exe. A large portion of the parish, adjoining Exmoor Forest, is in common and moorland. It is celebrated for a choice breed of small horned sheep and North Devon cattle. The soil is shellet and peat on a subsoil of rock. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory of Hawkridge, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
- Withypool Baptismal, Marriage and Burial Transcripts provided by Martin Southwood.
- Transcription, by Angela Bavidge, of the Report in the North Devon Journal Herald (of 3 Sep 1929) of the trial of Abraham Reed, including testimony by several North Molton witnesses. Relates to a murder in Withypool.
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You can see the administrative areas in which Withypool has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Abstract of an Indenture dated 30 Jan 1728 between Hugh Portbury of Hawkridge and Robert Cutcliffe of Ilfordcombe (Devon) regarding a tenement called Wayhouse in Withypool. Surnames mentioned: Cutcliffe, Portbury, Frogwell, Hill, Richards, Hornby, Hawell, Greenslade. (Supplied by Linda Sanderson.)
- The Ordnance Survey 1:10560 County Series 1st edition (c.1884-1887) map of the area provided by Somerset Heritage Centre.
- The Ordnance Survey 1:10560 County Series 2nd edition (c.1900) map of the area provided by Somerset Heritage Centre.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS832355 (Lat/Lon: 51.106563, -3.669348), Withypool which are provided by:
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- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
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- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)