Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870
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DIPTFORD is a village and parish in Totnes union, containing by the census of 1861, 659 inhabitants, and 4154 acres; in the deanery and archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Stanborough, East Devonshire, 5½ miles south-west from Totnes. The rectory, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. William Cooper Johnson, M.A., is valued at £560 per annum, with residence and 2A. 3R. of glebe land. The church is an ancient edifice in the Perpendicular style, dedicated to St. Mary, with tower surmounted by a spire, and containing six bells. There is a National School for children of both sexes. Two slate quarries are worked in this parish. The Rev. William Cooper Johnson, M.A., is lord of the manor. The rateable value is £4860
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