Bradworthy is a very old village which, it used to be said was noted for its Square and its horniwinks.
The Square, the towne-place as it is described in old deeds, largest village square in the West country,
will no doubt remain the centre of the village as it has for over a thousand years; but for the horniwinks
- a local name for pee wits - which would have haunted the Moors for thousands of years, for some unknown reason have gone.
Here we have one of the best examples of a Saxon village in the West country. Founded shortly after the
Saxon conquest of North Devon, probably about 700 AD. Facilities include a pub, church, post office,
general stores, butchers, tea rooms and doctors.