Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870
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Transcribed by David GALE
Checked by Val HENDERSON
LANDCROSS (or LANCRAS) is a village and parish in Bideford union, containing, by the census of 1861, 139 inhabitants, and 331 acres; in the deanery of Hartland, archdeaconry of Barnstaple, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Shebbear, North Devonshire; 2 miles south from Bideford, and 4 north-west from Torrington, on the road between those places, and on the banks of the river Torridge. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. Edward Holmes Farringdon, B.A., is valued at £82, with residence and nine acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of the Hon. Mark Rolle, who is lord of the manor and chief owner of the soil. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, consisting of nave, chancel, transept, and aisle, with tower and one bell; it was restored about four years since. The celebrated General Monk, Duke of Albermarle, is stated by some to have been born here, but that is doubtful, although the turf register shews* that he was christened at this place.
* ? original typing error. ? Should read 'shows' not 'shews'
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