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Pyworthy, St Swithuns church (geograph 4016744).jpg
St Swithuns church
Pyworthy is located in Devon
Pyworthy shown within Devon
Population 689 
OS grid reference SS313028
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Dialling code 01409
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
50°48′21″N 4°23′39″W / 50.8057°N 4.39407°W / 50.8057; -4.39407Coordinates: 50°48′21″N 4°23′39″W / 50.8057°N 4.39407°W / 50.8057; -4.39407

Pyworthy is a village and civil parish in the far west of Devon, England. It forms part of the local government district of Torridge. The parish lies to the west of the town of Holsworthy. It is surrounded clockwise from the north-west by the parishes of Bridgerule, a small part of Pancrasweek, Holsworthy Hamlets and Holsworthy, and Clawton. Its western border follows the River Tamar which forms the county boundary with Cornwall.[1] In 2001 its population was 689, up from 429 in 1901.[2]

St. Swithin's Church[edit]

There is a 13th-century church dedicated to Saint Swithin in Pyworthy, and it is one of the few old Devon churches having a clerestory, the others being North Molton, South Molton, Cullompton, Tiverton and Poltimore.

Notable residents[edit]

John Nettles (actor)[3]


  1. ^ "Map of Devon Parishes" (PDF). Devon County Council. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Harris, Helen (2004). A Handbook of Devon Parishes. Tiverton: Halsgrove. p. 168. ISBN 1-84114-314-6. 
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External links[edit]

Media related to Pyworthy at Wikimedia Commons