Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870
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Transcribed by Kevin BROWN
Checked by Val HENDERSON
Pages 817 - 818
ERMINGTON is a village and parish in the Plympton St. Mary union, containing by the census of 1861, 1785 inhabitants, and 4952 acres; in the deanery of Plympton, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, the hundred to which it gives its name, South Devonshire; 2 miles north-west from Modbury, and 10 east from Plymouth. The vicarage, with That of Kingston annexed, had the tithes commuted, in 1841, at £312 per annum, with residence and 40 acres of glebe, and is in the incumbency of the Re. Courtenay James Cooper Bulteel, M.A., and the alternative patronage of the Crown and the Rev. W. J. Pinwell. This is also a sinecure rectory, the tithes of which were commuted at £557 3s. per annum. W. F. Splatt, Esq., and the Rev. W. H. Andrews are the impropriators. The church is an ancient edifice, in the Early English style, dedicated to St. Peter, with a lofty tower containing five bells, and surmounted by a spire, which leans considerably on one side. The Wesylans have a place of worship here, and there is a National School for children of both sexes.