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

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Transcribed by Peter RUTHERFORD

Checked by Val HENDERSON


Pages 813 - 814

  CORNWOOD is an extensive parish and village in Plympton St. Mary union, containing, by the census of 1861, 1087 inhabitants, and 10680 acres; in the deanery of Plympton, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Ermington, South Devonshire, on the South Devon Railway, at which it has a station; 3 miles west from Ivybridge, and 9 north-east from Plymouth by railway and 10 by road, in the valley of the river Yealm, and near the borders of Dartmoor Forest. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Christopher Churchill Bartholomew, M.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1842, at £352 per annum, with residence, and is in the patronage of the Bishop of Exeter. Lady Rogers is impropriator of the rectorial tithes, which were also commuted at £287 10s. 0d. per annum. The church is an ancient edifice in the Perpendicular style, dedicated to St. Michael, and consisting of nave, chancel, transept, aisle, and south porch, with ancient piscina and sedila; the tower and chancel appear to be of an earlier date than the remainder of the church. There is a school for children of both sexes, which has an endowment of £10 per annum arising from house and lands at Lutton, devised by the Rev. Duke Yonge in 1811. The original school was built by that gentleman in 1818, and has been rebuilt, with residence for the master, within a few years. Captain Parker is lord of the manor of Cornwood, Lady Rogers is lady of the manor of Blachford, and J. D. Pode, Esq., lord of the manor of Fardle.

DINATOR, HOUNDLE, TORR, and WATERLEET, are hamlets of this parish.

LUTTON is also a hamlet of this parish, about one mile south-west, and contains Fardle House, noted as having been the residence of Sir Walter Raleigh; it contains a fine old decorated chapel.

IVYBRIDGE is also partly in this parish, and is noted for its viaduct on the South Devon Railway, over the river and valley of the Erme, which is 110 feet high. The Blackford viaduct, adjoining, over the river and valley of the Yealm, is 100 feet in height; and the Slade viaduct 101 feet high.

BLACHFORD is a fine mansion, surrounded with a park well stocked with deer, the seat of the Dowager Lady Rogers, whose ancestors have had it in their possession since the reign of Queen Anne.

DELAMORE, the seat of Captain George Parker, R.N., was erected in 1862 on the site of an ancient mansion of the same name; it is in the Elizabethan and Gothic styles, and built of red granite faced with white, quarried from the adjoining moor. It is from the designs of J. St. Aubyn, Esq.

SLADE HALL, the residence of F. Burdock*, Esq., is the property of J.D. Pode, Esq., and although it has been modernised from time to time by various owners, still presents the remains of a fine old manor house. Until within the last few years no child has been born in this house for 170 years previously.

The poor have charitable bequests producing about £40 per annum.

Clergy and Gentry.

Bartholomew Rev. Christopher Churchill, M.A., The Vicarage

Bennett Captain, Beacon villa

Bundock* Frederick, Esq., Slade Hall

Harris John, Esq., Woodhaye cottage

Macdonald H., Esq.

Parker Capt. George, R.N., Delamore

Rogers Dowager Lady, Blachford

Rogers Rev. Edward, M.A., Blachford

Rogers Lieut.-Colonel Henry, R.A., Blachford


Trades and Professions.

Andrews Wm., farmer, Tin park

Atwill Richard, farmer, Pithill

Baker George, miller, Fardle mill

Barons Wm., miller and collector of assessed, land, and income taxes

Baskerivell Richard, shoemaker

Blackler Mrs. Sarah, shopkeeper, Lutton

Burnett John, tailor

Chapple William, farmer, Parkland

Cole Henry, farmer, Langham

Cole James, farmer, Langham

Cole John, tailor

Colton Charles, farmer, Gorah

Colton John, farmer, Torr farm

Copplestone Wm., police constable, Litton

Elford Elias, shoemaker

Elford Robert, shoemaker

Giles William, blacksmith

Hill Wm., Alfred, National schoolmaster

Hillson Richard, farmer, Hanger

Hillson William, butcher, Lutton

Hillson William, farmer, East rook

Horton Arthur Trobridge, farmer, Fardle

Horton Haly, farmer, Dinnaton

Horton John, carrier

Horton John, farmer, Higher Hele

Horton John, farmer, Wilkiemoor

Horton Trowbridge, jun., farmer, Combe

Horton Trowbridge, sen., farmer, Sherrell

Kerswell Thomas C. G., blacksmith

Kingwell William, farmer, Moor farm

Luscombe James, farmer, Moor land, Yeo

Luscombe John, farmer, West Rook

Luscombe Samuel, farmer, Lutton

Luscombe Samuel, shopkeeper, Lutton

Maddock Wm., farmer, Woodburn farm

Maxwell Charles, land agent and steward to Capt. Parker, R.N.

Mudge Robert, wheelwright

Mudge Robert, jun., carpenter and subpostmaster

Munford Thomas, farmer, Middle Rook

Nelder James, carpenter, Lutton

Northmore James, shopkeeper

Northmore John, farmer, Wakeham's Rook

Phillips Roger, farmer, mason and tomb stone engraver, Lutton

Roberts John, "Mountain" inn

Ryder Herbert Henry, farmer, East street

Sercombe Robert, farmer, Wisdom

Sercombe Thomas, farmer, South Hele

Simpson James, farmer

Sobey John, stationmaster and lodginghouse-keeper, Railway station

Vivian Richard, baker, shopkeeper and beer retailer

Vivian Mrs. Ann, "Cornwood" inn and carpenter

Walke William, farmer, Yadsworthy

Walke William, farmer, Bridge

Walke James, farmer, Watercombe

Worth Thomas, farmer, Cholwick farm


Post Office - Robert Mudge, jun., sub-postmaster. Letters from Ivybridge delivered at 8.30 a.m.; dispatched at 4.10 p.m. Ivybridge is the nearest money order office


National School - Wm., Alfred Hill, master; Mrs. Mary Ann Northmore, mistress


South Devon Railway Station - John Sobey, stationmaster

Transcript Notes.

* Noted spelling variation 'Burdock' and Bundock'





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