Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870
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Transcribed by Val HENDERSON
Checked by Audrey FAWN
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.
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
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.
Parochial - Miss Mary French, schoolmistress
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