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Horwood

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

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Transcribed by David GALE

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Page 369

  HORWOOD is a village and parish in Barnstaple union, containing, by the census of 1861, 109 inhabitants, and 860 acres; in the deanery and archdeaconry of Barnstaple, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Fremington, North Devonshire; 3½ miles east from Bideford. The rectory, in the patronage of the representatives of the late Rev. Arthur Dene, had the tithes commuted, in 1848, at £127 per annum, with residence and 36 acres of glebe land. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Michael, with tower and three bells. Earl Fortescue, the representatives of the Rev. Arthur Dene and Thomas Howard Effingham Hogg are the chief owners of the soil.

Trades and Professions.

Balsdon John, farmer

Copp William, farmer, West Barton

Downing James, farmer, East Barton

Lake John, carpenter

Lee Edward, blacksmith and parish clerk

Webb Henry, farmer, Parsonage

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Letters from Bideford, which is the nearest money order office

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