Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870
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Transcribed by Val HENDERSON
Checked by Arthur FRENCH
Pages 513 - 514
IPPLEPEN is a parish and village in Newton Abbot union, including the chapelry of WOODLAND, and containing, by the census of 1861, in Ipplepen, 808 inhabitants, and 3069 acres; and in Woodland, 169 inhabitants, and 1606 acres; making a total for the whole parish of 977 inhabitants, and 4675 acres of land; in the deanery to which it gives its name, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Haytor, East Devonshire; 3 miles south from Newton Abbot, and 5 miles north-east from Totnes. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Robert Harris, M.A., is valued at £130 per annum, with residence, and is in the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Windsor, who are also the appropriators of the rectorial tithes, which formerly belonged to the Alien Abbey of St. Peter, which was established here in 1274, they were seized by the Crown and given to the College of Ottery St. Mary, and on the dissolution, with the advowson of the vicarage, were presented to the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The chuch is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Andrew, consisting of nave, north and south aisles, and chancel, with tower 92 feet high, containing six bells. The Wesleyans have a place of worship here, with schoolroom attached, the foundation stone of which was laid on the 6th June 1865, by the late Rev. W. R. Camidge, and the chapel was opened for divine service at Midsummer 1866. J. Wm. Rowell, Esq., of Newton Abbot, was the architect. There is a National School for children of both sexes; a site has been given by Henry Studdy. Esq., for the erection of a new one; and about £400 promised for that purpose. There are some small charitable bequests for the benefit of the poor.
DAIGNTON, one mile; COMBE FISHACRE, 1½ mile; with CASTLEFORD adjoining, are hamlets of this parish.
* should be WAYE Barton not Wave
** should be APTOR not Apton
*** CAWLING should be Cowling
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