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

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Transcribed by Elizabeth Glover HOWARD

Checked by Val HENDERSON

Pages 206 - 207



  LYMPSTON (or LYMPSTONE) is a village and parish in St. Thomas`s union, containing, by the census of 1861, 1122 inhabitants, and 1400 acres; in the deanery of Aylesbeare, archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter, hundred of East Budleigh, East Devonshire; 2½ miles north-west from Exmouth, 3½ miles south-east from Topsham and 7½ miles south-east from Exeter, pleasantly situated on the east side of the estuary of the river Exe, on the Exmouth branch of the London and South Western Railway, at which it has a station. It was described by Leland in his history as a "pretty townlet," with a "great trade in shippes;" it is now a fishing station, and from it`s proximity to Exmouth is also a place of considerable resort during the summer season. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. W. H. Curtler, M.A., had the tithes commuted in 1848 at £264 per annum, with residence and 13 acres of glebe land, in the patronage of T. G. Cutler, Esq. A small manor is also attached to the rectory, which is let on life leases, at the expiration of which the value of the living will be considerably improved, as the lands will be let at the rack rent, and the proceeds will revert to the rectory. The church is a fine edifice, dedicated to St. Mary, consisting of nave, north and south aisles, and chancel, with a beautiful tower and five bells ; it was rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, in 1864 ; the date of the tower is 1409. The Wesleyans have a place of worship here. There is a National School for boys and one for girls, the latter having several small endowments. There are some charitable bequests for the benefit of the poor. Sir T.T.F.E. Drake, Bart., is lord of the manor.

Clergy and Gentry.

ADNEY Mrs., Cliff house

BARTON George, Esq., Laburnham cottage

BAZALGETTE Colonel, Avenue house

CURTLER Rev. W.H., M.A., rector, Manor house

DICK Major-General, Francis, The Cottage

DOBBIE Captain William Hugh, R.N., Alma cottage

EDGELL Richd. Wyatt Esq., Strawberry hill

JONES Mr. William L.




PERRY Thomas Parr, Esq., Brook cottage

PETERS William Hy., Esq , J.P., Hare field

PICKFORD Mrs. Mary Ann, Ventnor cottage

PITT Mr. George

POUNTNEY Mrs. Emily, The Rectory

QUICK Mr. James

SALMON Mr. James

SHELLEY Spencer, Esq., Bridge house

SHERRIFF James Hales, Esq., M.D., Sowden lodge

SIMMONS Mrs., Lympstone house



SOBEY George Ferris, Esq.

STONE John, Esq., Bronte house

STRANGE Mr., Exe view

TUPPER Mrs., Alma cottage

WILLIAMS Thomas H., Esq., Sowden

Trades and Professions.

BAKER Joseph, market gardener

BARTON George, surgeon, Laburnum cottage

BLAMPIN Jonah, carpenter, tin and earthenware dealer

BODLEY John, milliner

BRICKNELL Miss Jane, farmer

BRIDLE George, farmer, Pit farm

BURCH Wm., plumber, painter, and glazier

CARSLAKE John, boot and shoemaker

CARSLAKE Lewis, boot and shoemaker

CARTER Fancis (sic), blacksmith

CHALLIS John, fishdealer

CHESSMAN Jonathon, cowkeeper

CHOWN Mrs. Eliza, plumber, painter and glazier

CHOWN William, painter

CLAPP Christopher, shopkeeper

COVENTON John, builder

COWD Francis, tailor and draper

CRABB Richard, grocer, draper and post master

CROFT Miss Emma, day school

DAVEY Mrs. Elizabeth, laundress

DAVEY Peter, farmer, Sowden

DENNING Christopher, carrier

DIMOND ----, dairyman, Wotton

ENGLAND James, market gardener

FLEY James, fishdealer

FLEY William, farmer

FRAGEL James, blacksmith

GARDENER William, builder and shopkeeper

HALLETT Frederick, butcher

HENSON Mrs. Sarah, shopkeeper

HILLIKER Miss Eliza, apartments

HILLIKER James, shoemaker

HILLIKER James Garland, market gardener

HOCKINGS Samuel, boot and shoemaker

HORN Jacob, beer retailer

HUTCHINGS John, wheelwright and carpenter

JACKSON Henry, smith and engineer

KERSLAKE John, fishdealer

LANGDON Miss Mary Ann, National schoolmistress

LINSCOTT James, baker and flour dealer

LINSCOTT William, miller and maltster

LONG Miss Charlotte, shopkeeper

LONG William Joseph, farmer, cider merchant, and corn dealer

MANLEY Samuel, farmer

MOORE John, farmer

NEWBERY Wm., Honiton lace manufacturer

NICKS Mrs. Elizabeth, farmer, Thorn farm

NICKS Matthew, farmer, Wotton

NORTON Nichodemus, shopkeeper

PALMER James, cooper

PANNELL John, " New" inn

PANNELL Thomas, sexton

PARSONS Mrs. Jane F., shopkeeper

PAYNE William, market gardener, Potters

PIDSLEY William, shopkeeper

QUICK Thomas, boot and shoemaker

RATCLIFF Mrs. Ann, shopkeeper

REED John, dairyman

REYNOLDS Charles, shopkeeper

RIDER Edwin, chemist and wine and spirit merchant, and agent to the Norwich Union Fire and Life Insurance company.

ROUTLEY John, baker

SALMON Mrs Margaret, dressmaker

SEARLE Francis Yarde, carpenter and assistant overseer

SEARLE James, wholesale fishdealer

SEARLE John, joiner, "Saddlers Arms"

SEARLE Thomas Yarde, grocer, and wine , spirit and porter merchant

SELLERS John, baker

SHARLAND John, National schoolmaster

SHEARS Christopher, tinman and ironmonger

SHEARS Mrs. Elizabeth , coal dealer and shopkeeper

SHEARS Richard, master mariner

SHEARS Thomas, carpenter

SILVESTER Frederick, boot and shoemaker

SKINNER James, coal merchant

SOBEY Geo. Ferris, solicitor, and at Exeter

STREET George, "Railway" inn and posting house

TILL Edward, butcher

UPCOTT Miss Elizabeth Jane, shopkeeper

VENMAN Richard, stonemason

VINNICOMBE Richard, wholesale fish dealer

VINNICOMBE Robert, baker and shopkeeper

VOYSEY Mrs. Mary Ann, " Globe"

WARREN Miss Harriet, dressmaker

WIDDICOMBE Mrs. Eliza, coal dealer

WILLIAMS Edmund, boot and shoemaker

WINDOVER Edward, saddler and harness maker


Post office - Richard Crabb, postmaster. Letters from London and the south, arrive at 6 .30 a.m. and 4 .45. p.m. ; dispatched at 7 p.m. Letters from the north at 10.39 a.m. ; dispatched at 3.15 p.m. Money orders granted and paid, and Savings Bank business transacted from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


National School - John Sharland, master

Girls` Endowed School - Miss Mary Ann Langdon, mistress


London and South Western Railway Station - George Watt, stationmaster.


Carrier - Christopher Denning, to Exeter every Mon., Wed., and Fri.






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