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

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Transcribed by Elizabeth Glover HOWARD

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Pages 135 - 140

  BUDLEIGH (EAST) AND BUDLEIGH SALTERTON - BUDLEIGH (EAST) is a parish and village in St. Thomas`s union, containing, by the census of 1861, 2496 inhabitants, and 3277 acres; in the deanery of Aylesbeare, archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter, the hundred to which it gives its name, East Devonshire; 5 miles south-west from Sidmouth, 6 north-east from Exmouth, and 11 south-east from Exeter. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. George Dacres Adams, B.A., is valued at £318 per annum, with residence and nine acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of the trustees of the late Lord Rolle. The rectorial tithes were commuted, in 1845, at £346 8s., and the vicarial at £223 per annum. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to All Saints, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, and tower with five bells. The Independents have a place of worship here. There are National Schools for children of both sexes, which have an endowment of £75 per annum, which was bequeathed by Robert Drake of Littleham, in 1628. There are other charitable bequests, producing about £103 per annum. The late John Hine, Esq., of Leeford, bequeathed £90 per annum, to be applied as follows:— £30 to the school, £30 to the poor, and £30 to the East Budleigh and Budleigh Salterton Benevolent Society. The trustees of the late Lord Rolle are lords of the manor and chief landowners. Here is a pleasure fair, yearly, on Easter Tuesday.

HAYES BARTON, now a farm-house, is noted as the birth-place of Sir Walter Raleigh, who was born in 1552. His services to his country, and his popularity at the court of Queen Elizabeth, are matters of English history; but, on the accession of King James, he was falsely accused, and imprisoned in the Tower for 13 years, during which he wrote his celebrated "History of the World." He was at length released, but was again arrested on the warrant which was signed 15 years previously, and was condemned to death, and, on the following day, 29th December 1618, was beheaded. His lady obtained possession of his head. She survived him some time, and was buried in this church.

  BUDLEIGH SALTERTON is a watering place, village, and hamlet of this parish, in the same jurisdiction, pleasantly situate on the sea coast, 2 miles south from thence, 5 east from Exmouth, 7 south-west from Sidmouth, and 13 south-east from Exeter. It is a place rapidly and deservedly increasing in size and popularity. In 1869, the Parade was doubled in length by the trustees of the Rolle estate, who are the chief landowners, and few sea-side places can boast of a better or more sheltered promenade. A large and commodious hotel has been built by its spirited proprietor, Mr. J. Harwood; handsome villas have sprung up on all sides; the whole place wears an appearance of brightness, cleanliness, and prosperity; and an Improvement Committee, composed of several of the most active of the gentry and tradesmen, contribute much, by their efforts, to this appearance. The chapel-of-ease, a very plain building, was built in 1812, and enlarged in 1837; the Rev. J. W. Hitch is the officiating clergyman. There is a Wesleyan chapel in the centre of the village, a Baptist chapel at the west end, at Little Knowle, and National schools, endowed with £40 from Drake`s charity. There is also a Literary Institution and Reading Room, in connection with which is a very handsome Assembly Room, where, besides the admirably-conducted penny readings held during the winter season, and many other entertainments, several balls are held every year, which have obtained such a good name that they are always well attended by the elite of the whole neighbourhood. Budleigh Salterton has a great reputation for the purity and healthiness of its air, and many of its inhabitants took up their residence in it 10, 20, and 30 years ago, not expecting to live as many months. There are good cricket, archery, and croquet clubs; the sea fishing is excellent; and many of the residents and visitors are, through the kind ness* of Lady Rolle, of Bicton, permitted to angle on the river Otter. The walks in the neighbourhood are exceedingly varied and beautiful, and, owing to the dryness of the soil, are available at all seasons. There is a coast-guard station here.. A Freemasons' Lodge is held at the Rolle Arms. Omnibuses run daily to Exmouth, three times each way in winter, and four times in summer.

GREAT KNOWLE and LITTLE KNOWLE are also hamlets, forming part and parcel of this parish.


Clergy and Gentry.

ADAMS Rev. George Dacres, B.A., Vicarage


GIBBONS Mrs. Susannah, Brooklands

HOSKEN Mr. Richard Finlay, Winnard house

LEATT Mr. John

LIPSCOMBE** Robt. Hartley, Esq., Lyon house

STONE William Harry, Esq., Oak hill

TEDBURY Mr. Daniel, Prospect place

TETLEY, Rev. Wm. Marshall, (Independent)

WOOD Samuel, Esq., Batstone lodge

Trades and Professions.

ANNISS William, blacksmith

AUSTIN James, carrier

AUSTIN Miss, dressmaker

AUSTIN Samuel, bricklayer

BASTIN Benjamin B., jun., farmer, Tidwell

BROCK John, King`s Arms and posting house

BUCKNELL Robert, Honiton lace dealer and cider retailer

CARTER John, farmer

CHRISTOPHER William, surgeon and medical officer to the East Budleigh District

COCKERHAM John, farmer, Poolhayes

COOK—, shopkeeper

COOPER Chas., coachmaker and wheelwright

COPPLESTONE William Hill, farmer

CRUDGE John, veterinary surgeon

FLETCHER William, master of National school and assistant overseer.

FRENCH John, tailor and grocer

HAVILL Richard, blacksmith

HAYMAN Herman, shopkeeper and Honiton lace maker

HOLMES Robert, miller, Kersbrook

JACKSON James, blacksmith

KINGDON Henry, "Prince of Wales "

KINGDON Robert, clerk of the works for the Rolle estate

LAWRENCE John, farmer, Hayes Barton

LEE George, boot and shoemaker

LIPSCOMB** Robert Hartley, agent for the Rolle estate in South Devon, Syon house

MILLYARD John, clerk

PALMER John, builder, sub-postmaster, parish clerk and assessed tax collector

PATCH Frederick, butcher and farmer

PATCH Henry, pork butcher

PATCH John, carpenter and builder

POTBURY Thomas, boot and shoemaker

POTBURY William, farmer

PRIDDIS Robert, shopkeeper

PYLE John, farmer, Kersbrook

PYLE Samuel, farmer, Kersbrook

RENDELL William, police constable

SAGE Ellis, dairyman

SAUNDERS William, "Rolle Arms"

SHEPPERD Robert, baker and shopkeeper

SMALL John, wheelwright and coachbuilder

TEDBURY Daniel, jun., miller, Thorn mill

TEDBURY Joseph, miller, Town mill

TEED Samuel, insurance agent

WILLIAMS Mrs. Caroline, shopkeeper


Post office - John Palmer, sub-postmaster. Letters from Budleigh Salterton arrive at 9 a.m. ; dispatched 5 p.m. Budleigh Salterton is also the nearest money order office


Assistant Overseer - Willliam Fletcher

Assessed and Property Tax Collector - John Palmer

National School - William Fletcher, master; Mrs. Mary Millyard, mistress


Carrier - James Austin, to Exeter, Tuesday and Friday


Clergy and Gentry.

ADAMS Mrs. Colonel, 3, Westbourne ter

BAKER Henry Goldney, Esq., The Lawn

BAKER Samuel, Esq., Lawn house

BAKER Mr. William, Spa cottage

BARLOW Miss Clara Louisa, West hill

BARRATT Mrs. Elizabeth, Chapel street

BIRCH Mrs. Selina, Woodbine cottage

BLANCKLEY Miss, Barnhayes cottage, Little Knowle

BLANDY Fredk., Esq., J.P., Leeford, Great Knowle

BORDES Mrs. Harriet, 1, Upper West ter

BRIDGES Charles, Esq., 3, The Lawn

BRUTON W. C., Esq.

CAMPBELL Mrs. Napier, 5, Cliff terrace

CARTER Henry John, Esq., The Cottage

CHAPMAN Miss, Park Hill lodge, Little Knowle

CHOMEL John Peter, Esq., Bungalow cottage, Little Knowle

CLAYHILLS Miss Cecilia, 2, West terrace

CONCHE Mr. Charles, Chapel street

COUCHER Mrs. and Miss, 1, Cliff terrace

COX William, Esq., 1, Westbourne terrace

CROSSE Mrs. C. E., The Cliff

DANBY Mrs., 1, South promenade

DART Miss Ellen, 1, Upper West terrace

DAVIES Mrs. Frances, Fairlinch

DAY Mrs. Charlotte, Irene cottage

DENT Mrs. Charlotte, High street

DONISTHORPE Mrs. Elizabeth, Woodbine cottage

DONNE Mrs. Robert James, 5, West terrace

DRYDEN John, Esq., West Hill lodge

EDWARDS Robert, Esq., Knowle villa, Little Knowle

EDWARDS Robert Phippen, Esq., The Bays

FOX Mrs.,3, West terrace

GIBBS Mrs., Knowle house

GLADSTONE The Misses, 7, Victoria place

GOULLETT Miss, 7, Cliff terrace

HARBOTTLE Miss Lucy, West Hill lodge

HARRIS Chas. Stewart, Esq., 7, Prospect ter

HENDERSON Mrs., 1, West terrace

HILL Mr. George

HITCH Rev. James W. (curate)

HOLMES Mr., 9, Victoria place

HUGHES Miss Hannah, 6, Cliff terrace

HUXTABLE William, Esq., Belmont villa

JACKSON Mrs. Sarah, 1, The Lawn

JONES Mr. Christopher, 4, The Lawn

KELLY Mr. John

KINGDON Miss Anna, Barham lodge, Little Knowle

LAMBERT The Hon. Mrs. C. E., Flora cot

LEATE Mr. John, Granary

LISTER William, Esq., 4, Park place, Little Knowle

LOGAN David, Esq., C.E., Rose cottage, Fore street

LUFF Mrs. Letitia, 7, West terrace

MATTHEWS Mr. George, Lansdowne cottage

MORRIS Henry, Esq., The Firs

NEAVE George Porter, Esq., 2, South prom

PALMER Mrs., Archbrook

PARKER Mrs. Elizabeth, Fore street

PAUL Mr. Reuben, Wellington villa

PERRIAM Mrs. H.G., milliner and draper

PHILLPOTT Lieut.-Colonel Fredk., 4, Prospect terrace

POWELL Mrs. and Miss, 2, Cliff terrace

POWELL Chas. Fredk., Esq., 2, Upper West terrace

PRICE Rees Charles, Esq., Park house, Little Knowle

PRIAULX Henry, Esq., Linden cottage, West Hill

PROCTOR Robt. Esq., 2, Lawn villas, High street

RANDELL Geo. Henry, Esq., 2, Westbourne villas

RAVENSCROFT Edward William, Esq., 7, Marine parade

ROGERS Joseph Roberts, Esq., High street

ROGERS Miss Mary, 3, Victoria place

ROSS Mrs. Charlotte, Abeltree house

SANDERS Miss Mary Ann, 6, West terrace

SIMPSON The Misses, 6, Westbourne ter

SKINLEY Mrs. John, Cliff house

SLACK Thomas Trevitt, Esq., 3, Cliff ter

SPARKS Mrs. Elizabeth, West terrace

STONE Rev. David Smith, M.A., 5, Westbourne terrace

STONE Webb Elphinstone, Esq., commander R.N., Myrtle cottage

TAYLOR Mr. Joseph, R.N.

TEMPLEMAN John Marsh, Esq., 10, Victoria place

THOMPSON John Ringler, Esq., Rose hill

TORRIANO Capt. Charles, 12, Prospect ter

TURNER Thomas, Esq., 7, Westbourne ter

WALKER Robert, Esq., M.D., Ash villa

WALMSLEY Mr. Benjamin, 2, Park villa, Little Knowle

WALTERS Mr. Thomas, Woodbeer villa, Victoria place

WARNE Mr. Edward, West hill cottage

WEBBER Miss H., Jessamine cottage

WHITE Mrs. C.M., 3, Marine parade

WILCOX Mrs. Hannah, Castle cottage

WILSON Edward, Esq., 4, West terrace

WILLIAMS Miss, 6, Prospect terrace

WINBOLT Mrs., 3, Cliff terrace

WOODHOUSE Rev. Geo. Girdleston, Westbourne terrace

Trades and Professions.

ALGAR John, grocer and tailor

ARBURY Mrs. Jane, huxter, Cliff road

ATWELL Jas., National schoolmaster, Queen street

ANNISS William, ironmonger, Fore street

BACON Henry Stone, stationer, bookseller, and china and glass dealer, Fore street

BARKER Henry Goldney, solicitor, and commissioner in all the courts, The Lawn

BAKER William John, printer

BARNES John, bricklayer, Pebble lane

BARNS WILLIAM JOHN, stationer, bookseller, bookbinder, and news agent, circulating library in connection with Mudie`s, The Library

BEER Thomas, ironmonger, Fore street

BENCE Ambrose, painter, grainer, paper hanger, and general house decorator, Fore street

BENCE George, cabinet maker, Chapel street and lodginghouse keeper, parade

BRADLOW George, grocer and shoemaker, High street

BREWER Mrs. Louisa, laundress, Moor st

BURCH James, jun., lodginghouse-keeper, Cliff cottage, Cliff road

CARNELL Samuel, shoemaker and shopkeeper, Great Knowle

CASELY John, lodginghouse-keeper, parade

CASELY JOHN COURTNEY, cabinet maker, undertaker, appraiser, and house agent, paper hanging warehouse, High street

CHOWN Mrs. Hannah, laundress, High st

COOK Edward, day school, High street

COOMBES John, market gardener, West hill

CORNET Samuel, blacksmith, Great Knowle

COWD Gilbert, (firm of Cowd and Son ); h. Fore street

COWD Henry, cabinet maker, and upholsterer, Bridge house

COWD Joseph, ( firm of Cowd and Son); h. Fore street

COWD Montague, hairdresser and perfurmer, fancy repository, Fore street

COWD and Son, cabinet makers, and furniture brokers, Fore street

COX Charles, lodginghouse-keeper, 8 and 9, Marine parade

COX Edward, linen draper, Albion house, High street

COX Mrs. Priscilla, lodging-house, 8, Marine parade

CURRY Miss Charlotte, shopkeeper, High st

CURRY Mrs. Eliza, fly proprietor , High st

CURRY Thos., lodginghouse-keeper, High st

DAGWORTHY John, butcher

DAGWORTHY Samuel, farmer, Great Knowle

DOMMETT Thomas, baker, High street

DUNSFORD Thomas, boot and shoemaker

ELDON Mrs. Elizth., dressmaker, High street

ELLIOTT Miss Mary, lodginghouse-keeper, High street

EVANS John, carpenter, High street

FAYTER Henry, shoemaker, Chapel street

FORD John, greengrocer, High street

FRANKS Henry, farmer, Great Knowle

FRENCH Edwin, farmer and contractor, Barnhayes cottage, Little Knowle

FULLS Richard, dairyman, High street

GIBBS Mrs. Elizth., lodginghouse-keeper, Victoria place

GIBBS GEORGE, ladies and gentlemen`s fashionable boot and shoe manufacturer, High street

GIBBS George, working jeweller and lapidary, High street

GLASS Miss Ann, greengrocer and fruiterer, Fore street

GOSS Mrs Elizabeth, lodginghouse-keeper, 8, Victoria place

GOSS Miss Mary Jane, milliner and dressmaker, Fore street

GUSH John, linen draper and agent for sewing machines, Fore street

HARDING Emanuel, farmer, High street

HARWOOD John, "Rolle Arms " commercial and family hotel and posting house

HAVIL Richard, blacksmith

HEARN Mrs. Georgina, grocer and beer retailer

HILL Henry Elliott, furnishing and general ironmonger, High street

HILLMAN Mrs. Ann, laundress, Chapel st

HINE Mrs. Sarah Jane, "Feathers" inn, High street

HORN Abraham, market gardener, Moor street

HUMPHRIES Robert, blacksmith, Moor st

HUTCHINGS Miss Matilda, Honiton lace manufacturer

HUXTABLE William, surgeon, Belmont villa

JEFFERY Francis Robert, solicitor

JONES Mrs. Elizabeth, milliner and dressmaker, High street

KELLY John, lodging-house, Fore street

KESLAKE Benjamin, coal merchant, Chapel street

KESLAKE WALTER, baker, confectioner, grocer, agent for Gilbey's wines and spirits, and beer retailer, refreshment rooms, Chapel street

KNOWLES Mrs., " Britannia " inn, Great Knowle

LAVIS Robert, wheelwright, Great Knowle

LAWRENCE John, shoemaker, Great Knowle

LAWRENCE Walter, farmer, and coal, lime, salt, and artificial manure merchant, Fore street

LEATT Henry, farmer, Great Knowle

LIFTON Mrs. Mary Ann, laundress, 4, Victoria place

LITTON Mrs. Sarah, bathing machine proprietor

LONDON AND SOUTH-WESTERN BANK (branch of), Fore street; open Tuesdays and Thursdays - Robert Tead Kirkpatrick, manager

LORKING Charles, basket maker, High st

MACERS Stephen, tailor, Pebble lane

MADDOCK Joseph, gardener and lodginghouse-keeper, Cliff road

MEARS James, tailor, Queen street

MIDDLETON Mrs. Harriet, lodginghouse-keeper, Rill cottage

MORGAN William, shopkeeper and Bath chair proprietor, Chapel street

NORTHAM Mrs. Ann, shopkeeper, Great Knowle

PARK Joseph, linendraper, Fore street

PARKER Thomas, carpenter, builder and undertaker, High street

PARSONS Miss Jane, dressmaker, 1, Queen st

PARSONS John Newton, stationer, tea dealer, postmaster, and distributor of stamps, Inland Revenue office, High street

PATCH Alfred, clock and watch maker

PEARCY Thomas, carrier, Chapel street

PERRIAM Mrs. Ann, shopkeeper, High st

PERRIAM George Charles, grocer and wine dealer, Fore street

PERRIAM Mrs., draper and milliner, High street

PESTER William, tailor, Chapel street

PIDSLEY Adam, baker and confectioner

PRATT Richard, lodginghouse-keeper, parade

PRATT Robert, tailor, Fore street

PRATT William, tailor, Chapel street

PRIAULX Henry, assistant-commissary-general, Linden cottage, West hill

PUDDICOMBE John, shoemaker, Chapel st

PURCHASE John, coast guardsman, 6, Victoria place

ROGERS JOSEPH ROBERTS, solicitor, High street and at Exmouth

SANDERS George, carpenter, High street

SANDERS John, carrier, High street

SARGENT Jessie, lodginghouse-keeper, 1, Marine parade

SCOTT Arthur, lodginghouse-keeper, Fore street

SCOTT Herbert, chemist and druggist, Fore street

SHERLOCK William, photographer, Elm cot

SMITH, Walter, shoemaker, High street

SMITH —, lodginghouse-keeper, 171,Victoria place

STAMP Mrs., laundress, High street

STICKLAND Samuel, lodginghouse-keeper, Poplar cottage

STICKLAND William Henry, builder, Marine cottage

STONE John, shopkeeper, Chapel street

TAYLOR Joseph, chief officer Coastguard, High street

TAYLOR William, farmer, Great Knowle

TEED John, farm bailiff to George Matthews, Esq.

TEMPLEMAN John Marsh, solicitor, 10, Victoria place

THORN Mrs. Eliza, lodginghouse-keeper, 4, Cliff terrace

THICKY Thomas, painter, glazier and glass shade dealer, High street

TUCK Mrs. Hannah, lodginghouse-keeper, 6, Marine parade

TUCKER John, market gardener

UNDERHILL Charles, baker

WALKER Robert M.D., surgeon, Ash villa

WALTERS John, butcher, Fore street

WALTERS Mrs. Lydia, dressmaker, Pebble lane

WEBBER Mrs. Ann, lodginghouse-keeper, 3, Marine place

WEBBER Charles James, builder, Parade

WEBBER George Perriam, coal merchant

WEBBER Herbert, "King William IV.," High street

WEBBER James, lodginghouse-keeper, 2, Marine parade

WEBBER John, pork butcher, High street

WESLEY Miss Jesse, lodginghouse-keeper, Octagon cottage

WHITE Mrs. Matilda and James Coleman, ladies' boarding school, Montpellier house

WHITE William, coach proprietor, Victoria lodge

WILLIAMS Howard, lodginghouse-keeper, High Cliff house

WILLIAMS Mrs. Jane, milliner and shopkeeper, Chapel street

WILLIAMS Thomas, lodginghouse-keeper, Rougemont

WILLIAMS William, lodginghouse-keeper, and shoemaker, High street



John Newton Parsons, Postmaster

Letters arrive at 7.45. a.m., 12 noon, and 6 p.m.; dispatched at 11.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Money orders granted and paid, and Savings Bank business transacted, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; on Saturdays until 8 p.m.

Pillar Letter Box, Victoria place, High street, cleared at 5.30 p.m. week days, and 4 p.m. on Sundays



London and South-Western Bank (branch of), Fore street — Draw on London and County Bank, London. Open on Tuesdays and Thursdays - Robert Tead Kirkpatrick, manager




Bible Society`s Depôt, High street - Alfred Patch

Christian Knowledge Society`s Depôt - Fore street - John Algar

Coastguard Station - Joseph Taylor R.N., chief officer

Gas Company (Limited) Office, - George Bradford, secretary

Literary Institution, Reading Rooms, and Library - Henry Goldney Baker, hon. secretary and treasurer

Public Room Company - George Bradford , secretary

National school, Queen street - James Atwell , master; Mrs. Henrietta Atwell, mistress



Coach to Exmouth four times daily in summer, and three times daily in winter, Sunday excepted



Exeter - John Sanders, from his house, High street, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; Thomas Pearson, from his house, Chapel street, Tuesday and Friday

Transcript Notes.

* noted space between 'kind' and 'ness' in kindness in original

** noted Lipscomb and Lipscombe and Lyon House and Syon House spelling variations.




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