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Bickington.

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

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Transcribed by Val HENDERSON

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Page 455

  BICKINGTON is a village and parish in Newton Abbot union, containing, by the census of 1861, 294 inhabitants, and 1375 acres; in the deanery of Morton, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Teignbridge, East Devonshire, on the banks of the small river Lemon; 3 miles north-east from Ashburton, and 4 north-west from Newton Abbot. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. William Smith, M.A., is valued at £222 per annum, without residence, and is in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Mary, consisting of nave, chancel, and north aisle, with tower and three bells. There is a very neat school, with residence for the mistress, which was erected in 1852 by the Rev. R. Bering Cornish, formerly curate in charge of this parish.

Clergy.

Bickford Mr. John

Smith Rev. William, M.A.

Trades and Professions.

Beavis George, shopkeeper

Beavis George, jun., carpenter

Bickford John, sen., farmer, Barton

Bickford John Wm. F., farmer, Coombe

Butler Benjamin G., farmer, Chipley house

Christophers Henry, wheelwright

Christophers Thomas, "Jolly Sailor"

Christophers William, stone mason

Cox Thomas, carpenter

Elliot George, farmer, Love lane farm

French Miss Margaret, Parochial schoolmistress

Hardwell William, blacksmith

Harris John, farmer, Burn

Hendry Thomas, baker and shopkeeper

Mann George, sub-postmaster

Mann John, "Halfway House"

Mitchell John W., farmer, Higher Herebere

Murch Henry, farmer, Lower Herebere

Smerdon John, shoemaker

Smerdon William, farmer, Yeo

Symons William W., flock manufacturer, Chipley mill

Whidborne George, farmer, Lurcombe

White William, farmer, Gale

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Post Office - George Mann, sub-postmaster.

Letters from Newton Abbot arrive a 6 a.m.; dispatched at 7 p.m. Ashburton is the nearest money order office.

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Parochial - Miss Mary French, schoolmistress

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