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Huish (South)

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

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Transcribed by Jack STEER

Checked by Val HENDERSON


Page 820

  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.


Clergy and Gentry.

Gilbert Mrs Betsy, Galmpton

Hole Rev. Francis Robert M.A., curate, Galmpton

Lidstone Mrs. Ann, Bell cottage

Pearce Mrs. Rebecca, Galmpton

Trades and professions.

Balkwill George, farmer, Galmpton

Chapman Adam, "Hope and Anchor", Hope Cove

Crimp John Harris, farmer, Cornishes

Crimp Mrs. Mary, farmer, Galmpton

Date William, farmer

Froude William, boot and shoemaker, and postman

Jarvis Edward, grocer and shoemaker, Galmpton

Jarvis Mrs. Mary, "Bird in Hand", Hope Cove

Jarvis William, farmer, Widdimore

Jellard Andrew Lidstone, farmer

Lander Edward, carpenter, Galmpton

Lander Miss Martha, day school, Galmpton

Liddon William, farmer, Burleigh

Maddick Thomas, carpenter, Silver hill

Palfrey William, farmer, Elliotts, Galmpton

Pollyblank Charles, farmer

Snowden William and Amos, farmers, Galmpton

Thornton James, tailor, Galmpton

Urell -, chief officer of Coast Guard, Hope Cove


Letters from Kingsbridge, which is also the nearest money order office


National school - Mrs. Yelland, mistress






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