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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.

Clergy and Gentry.

GILL Rev. John, M.A., The Vicarage

STRINGER Major, The Park

TORRENS R.R., Esq. M.P., The Cottage

WREY Sir Bourchier Palk, Bart., The Chase

Trades and Professions.

ANDREWS John, shoemaker

ANDREWS Uriah, shoemaker

ANGEL Richard, farmer, Shuttaford

BARTER John, farmer, Middlestoke

CARTER Edwd., miller and farmer, Mill leat

CONEYBEARE William, farmer, Littlecombe

CRUSE John, farmer, Mitchelcombe

EASTERBANK Thomas, shopkeeper and carpenter

FORD William, farmer, North Stoke

FRENCH Thomas, farmer, Yonderstoke

JACKMAN James, farmer, Shuttaford

MADDOCK John, farmer, Chasegale

MANN Mrs. Elizabeth, Combestone

MANN Thomas, farmer, Holne park

MOALLE John, farmer, Kingers

PEARSE Eli, blacksmith and sub-postmaster

PEARSE John, farmer, Langaford

PEARSE William, farmer, Mitchelcombe

PEARSE Thomas jun., farmer, Stoke

PEARSE William, parish clerk

ROWLANDS Wm., "Tavistock" and carpenter

SAVERY John, farmer, Court farm

TOWNSEND Stephen, carpenter

WHITE William, farmer, Statticombe

WINSOR Thomas, farmer


POST OFFICE - Eli PEARSE, sub-postmaster. Letters from Newton Abbot at 9.30 a.m.; dispatched at 3.35 p.m. Ashburton is the nearest money order office.







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