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Buckland-in-the-Moor

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

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Transcribed by Val HENDERSON

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Page 475

  BUCKLAND-IN-THE-MOOR is a village and parish in Newton Abbot union, containing, by the census of 1861, 113 inhabitants, and 1458 acres; in the deanery of Moreton, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Haytor, East Devonshire, on the borders of Dartmoor Forest; 3½ miles north-west from Ashburton, and 10 miles north-west from Newton Abbot. The vicarage, which is attached to that of Ashburton, is in the incumbancy of the Rev. Charles Worthy, B.A., and the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter, Joint annual value £415, with 70 acres of glebe land. The church is a small ancient edifice, consisting of nave, chancel, and tower containing five bells.Reddicliff farm, which produces about £38 per annum, is supposed to have been devised by Elizabeth Cake, in1666, for the purpose of repairs of the church and payment of the salaries of the clerk and sexton. Baldwin John Pollexfen Bastard, Esq., D.L., J.P., is lord of the manor, and he and Mr. James Norris are chief landowners.

Gentry.

Bastard Baldwin John Pollexfen, Esq., D.L., J.P., Buckland court

Trades and Professions.

Andrews Richard, parish clerk

Eades —, farmer, Stone farm

Fewins Simon, blacksmith, Cockernford bridge

Hext Thomas, farmer, Putstone

Nosworthy Robert, farmer, Ridicleave

Scott Richard, farmer, Beera

Smerdon James, farmer, Elliot's hill

Smerdon John, farmer, Bowden

Tuckett Nicholas, farmer, Southbrook

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Letters from Ashburton, which is also the nearest money order office

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National School—Mrs. Elizabeth Hext, mistress

 

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