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K E L L Y 'S   D I R E C T O R Y   

 1883

 

    St Breward, or Simonward, is a village and large Parish situated between the rivers Jump, Camel and De Lank,7 miles north from Bodmin,5 south from Camelford, and 10 north-by-west from the Bodmin Road station, on the Cornwall railway, in the Eastern division of the county, hundred of Trigg, Camelford union and county court district, rural deanery of Trigg Minor, archdeaconry of Bodmin, and diocese of Truro. The church of St Breward, founded by William Brewer, bishop of Exeter (1224-450, is a building of stone, in the Early English style and consists of chancel, nave, south aisle, north transept, south porch and a tower containing 4 bells :there are sittings for 300 persons: it was thoroughly restored in 1865 by subscription. The register dates from about the year 1513. The living is a vicarage, yearly value from tithe rent-charge 290, net income 288  with residence and 71 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter and held since 1882 by the Rev James Arthur Kempe M.A.of Christ's College, Cambridge. The Wesleyans and Bible Christians have a chapel here.

    The highest mountains in the county, Brown Willy (1,368 feet) and Rough Tor (pronounced "Rowtor") (1,296 feet), are in this parish. In a sequested valley is an ancient well; the structure is dilapidated, but the arched entrance remains, and there are remains near of some ecclesiastical buildings. Sir William Wallace Rhoderic Onslow bart, J.P., D.L is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are Lord Robartes, Captain John Morshead, Captain Cyril Dudley Fortescue and William Henry Pole-Carew esq J.P.,D.L.

    The soil is various ; subsoil, granite. The chief crops are wheat and barley. The area is 9,237 acre: rateable value, 2,974: and the population in 1881 was 728.

Keybridge, 2 miles south, situate on the river De Lank:

Higher Lank, 1 south; Lower Lank, 2 south; Penpont, 2  south; Penquite, 1 south and Swallock,1 north-east, are hamlets.

    PARISH CHURCH, William Edward Parsons.

POST OFFICE - Zachariah Spare, Rowe, receiver. Letters are received through Bodmin : arrive 10.30 am :dispatched at 2.5pm. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Camelford.   

    INSURANCE  AGENT- Lancashire, Z. Spare

    NATIONAL SCHOOL (mixed), build in 1852,for 130 children; average attendance,76:Nicholas Cole, master

            RESIDENTIAL

Billing Miss, Penpont

Collins William Henry, Lanke house

Kempe Rev.James Arthur M.A. Vicarage

Parsons William Edwd.Harley cottage

Tom Nicholas, Higher Lanke                                                                          

COMERCIAL                                                                                          

Bastard John,farmer,Penrose                                                                               

Best  Richard,farmer.Higher Lanke

Billing  Susannah (Miss),beer retailer,Churchtown

Broad  Edward, Old inn, church town

Broad  Thomas,farmer,Palmer's street

Chapman  Edward, blacksmith & farmer,Limb head

Colwill  Sarah (Mrs), Wenford inn

Dennis  J.farmer,Henon; &at St Tudy                                        

Ede  Joseph, farmer & miller (water), Comb                                                                             

Elford  Robert, farmer, Chaple                                              

Ford  John, farmer, Swallock

French  Thomas ,farmer, Keybridge

George  Edward, carpenter, Keybridge

Harris  William,farmer,Bradford

Hawken  Benjamin, farmer Lower Lanke

Hawken  Francis, farmer, Penpont

Hawken  Joseph, carpenter

Hawken  Mark,farmer, Penpont

Hawken  Richard,farmer,  Stanon

Hawken  William, carpenter, Limb head

Hosken   Hercules, farmer

Hosken  Nehemiah William, stone mason & assistant overseer, Lower Penquite

Hosken  Thomas, farmer, Irish

Hosken  Zachariah, mason, Rowe

Keat  Charles, shopkeeper, Penpont

Miller  Francis A. farmer,Keybridge

Miller   William, farmer, Lower Lanke

Pearce  John, farmer, Candra

Pethick  Ann (Mrs), farmer, Hantergantick

Pethick  Thomas, farmer, Hametathy

Pett  Edward John, carpenter, Keybridge

Philp  John, farmer, Ivy

Philp  Samuel, farmer, Hantergantick

Roberts  Michael, farmer, Church town

Runnalls Thomas, farmer,Fendavey

Shearer,  Hugh & Co. quarries owners, Eddystone quarries

Spare  Ezekiah, miller (water) & shopkeeper, Rowe

Spare  Zachariah, sub-postmaster, Rowe

Wickett  George, farmer, Lamphill

Wickett  John, farmer, Heneward