Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870
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Transcribed by Jack STEER
Checked by Val HENDERSON
Pages 511 - 512
HOLNE is a village and parish in Totnes union, containing, by the census of 1861, 348 inhabitants, and 4197 acres; in the deanery and archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Stanborough, South Devonshire; 4 miles west from Ashburton, 9 north-west from Totnes, and 10 west from Newton Abbot, pleasantly situated on the River Dart, amidst some beautiful scenery. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. John GILL, M.A., is valued at £190 per annum, with residence and 25 acres of glebe land, and is in the gift of Mrs. LANE. The church is an ancient edifice, in the Perpendicular style, consisting of nave, transepts, north and south aisles, and an embattled tower, containing five bells. There is a National School for children of both sexes. The poor have charitable bequests amounting to £7.12s per annum and the rent of a house and field producing to £19 per annum, is expended in the repairs of the church. Sir Bourchier Palk WREY, Bart., is lord of the manor, and he and the Rev. H.B. WREY are the chief landowners.
HOLNE CHASE extends about 2 miles north-east into Dartmoor Forest.
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