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

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 Transcribed by Val HENDERSON

Checked by Robert ROWLAND

 

Pages 807 - 808

  BRIXTON is a village and parish in Plympton St. Mary union, containing, by the census of 1861, 691 inhabitants, and 2999 acres; in the deanery and hundred of Plympton, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, South Devonshire; 3 miles south from Plympton St. Mary Railway Station, and 4 south-east from Plymouth. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Theophilus Jones, M.A., is valued at £110 per annum, and is in the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Windsor. In the churchyard are the remains of an ancient parsonage house, long since in ruins. The rectorial tithes were commuted, in 1839, for £641 per annum; Henry Collins-Splatt, Esq., is the impropriator. The church is in the Decorated style, and has a tower with five bells; it was erected about 1477. There is a National School for children of both sexes. The manor was formerly called Britricheston, and was held by a family of that name, but was dismembered long since. B.J.P. Bastard, Esq., and the representatives of the late Sir T. Drake are the principal owners.

Clergy and Gentry.

Collins-Splatt Henry, Esq., D.L., J.P., Brixton house

Eccles Jenner, Esq., Hearston*

Elliott Thomas, Esq., Spriddlestone

Lane Rev. Richard, B.A., vicar of Wembury, Brixton lodge

Loney Captain John, R.N., Rose villa

Moorshead Mrs., Whifferden*

Yonge Mrs. Admiral, Ellbridge house

Trades and Professions.

Blatchford William, cider maker, Wapplewall* Ford brook

Cane Benjamin, wheelwright

Cane Joseph, farmer, Vann* farm

Cawse Silas, carpenter

Chaffe Richard, farmer

Chaffe Richard, jun., farmer, "Fox Hound" inn

Cockrem Parnell, farmer, Woolaton

Coleman Samuel, blacksmith

Cook James, farmer, South farm

Dodrige —, farmer, Batsford

EAST SAMUEL, baker, grocer, and teadealer, and bacon and cheese factor, Post Office

Eccles Jenner, farmer, Spriddlestone

Ford Richard, farmer, Butless*

Hallett John, farmer, Lower Sherford

Lashbrook John, miller, Cofflet* mill

Lashbrook William, machinist

Lethbridge Christopher, farmer, Higher Hearston

Lister William, shoemaker

Mullis Joseph, farmer, Black Pool

Pearse Thomas, farmer, Spriddlestone

Pursley James, farmer

Pursley John, farmer, Spriddlestone

Rowe Arthur, farmer, Halwell

Rowe Bamjamin, farmer, Chittleburn

Rowe John, farmer, Ford brook

Rowse John, mason

Rowse Samuel, mason

Scoble Richard, butcher and farmer

Smerdon John Joseph, blacksmith, "Red Lion"

Stokes —, farmer, Sherwood*

West Joseph, sexton

Wright Robert, shoemaker

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Post Office - Samuel East, sub-postmaster. Letters from Plympton arrive at 7.15 a.m.; dispatched at 5.30 p.m. Box closes at 5.25 p.m. Yealmpton is the nearest money order office

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National School - Miss Jane Ann Burke, mistress

Transcript notes.

Modern spellings *

Hearston--- Hareston

Whifferden---- Wifferton

Wapplewall--- Wopplewell

Vann-----Venn

Butless------Butlas

Sherwood----Sherford

Cofflet----Cofflete.

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