Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870
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HUISH (SOUTH) is a village and parish in Kingsbridge union, containing, by the census of 1861, 346 inhabitants, and 1150 acres; in the deanery of Woodleigh, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Stanborough; 4½ miles south-west from Kingsbridge, in a deep valley, on the shores of Bigbury Bay. The living is a chapelry, attached with those of Malborough and South Milton to the vicarage of West Alvington, in the incumbency of the Rev. Alfred Earle, M.A., and the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury; joint annual value £800. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Andrew, with tower and four bells, but is now only used for burial purposes, a new church having erected about two years since in the hamlet of Galmpton, on a site presented by the Earl of Devon, which is much more central for the whole parish. The Earl of Devon is lord of the manor and chief owner of the soil.
GALYMPTON is a hamlet in which the Plymouth Brethren have a place of worship.
HOPE COVE is a hamlet on the sea coast, near Bolt Tail, principally inhabited by fishermen. A small chapel-of-ease was erected here, but is now used as a school. The Coast Guard have a station here.
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