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Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870

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Transcribed by David GALE

Checked by Val HENDERSON

Page 360

  ALVERDISCOTT is a parish in Torrington union, containing, by the census of 1861, 336 inhabitants, and 2273 acres; in the deanery of Hartland, archdeaconry of Barnstaple, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Fremington, North Devonshire; 4 miles east from Bideford, 4½ north-east from Torrington, and 5½ south-west from Barnstaple, on the main road between those places. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. John Clarke Lewis, M.A., had the tithes commuted in 1844 at £156 8s. per annum, with residence and 39A. 2R. 10P. of glebe land. The church is a Gothic edifice, dedicated to All Saints, consisting of nave, chancel, and north aisle, with tower and three bells, and has lately been restored at a cost of nearly £1000. The Wesleyans have a place of worship here, and there is a National School for children of both sexes. The poor have charitable bequests producing about £8 per annum. William Scott Preston, Esq., is lord of the manor, and he and W. A. Deane, Esq., are the chief landowners.

BULLWORTHY is a hamlet three quarters of a mile west, and STONE CROSS is also a hamlet half-a-mile west.

Clergy and Gentry.

Bellairs Frederick, Esq., Woodtown

Capel Hon. Capt. Algernon H. De C., R.N., Woodtown house

Deane Wm. Anthony, Esq., J.P., Webbery house

Dalzell Pultney Mein, Esq., Firs

Lewis Rev. John Clarke, M.A., Rectory



Trades and Professions.

Cawsey Robert, farmer, Alscott Barton

Cloak John, blacksmith

Fairchild George, farmer, Bullworthy

Fry John, farmer, Webbery Barton

Joy Thomas, parish clerk

Petherbridge George, farmer and assistant overseer, Burrough

Petherbridge John, farmer, Nethercott

Petherbridge Richard, farmer, Ham


Letters from Barnstaple - Great Torrington is the nearest money order office




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