Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870
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Transcribed by Jack STEER
Checked by Val HENDERSON
MORLEIGH (or MORLEY) is a village and parish in Totnes union, containing, by the census of 1861, 122 inhabitants, and 1487 acres; in the deanery of Woodleigh, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Stanborough, South Devonshire; 6 miles south-east from Kingsbridge Road Station, and 6 south-west from Totnes, on the banks of the river Avon. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. Edward TAYLOR, B.A., is valued at £137 per annum, with residence and 17 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of H.M. STOCKDALE Esq. The church is a ancient Gothic edifice, dedicated to All Saints, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, and tower. The Independents have a place of worship here. The Rev. H. HARE and - CUBITT Esq., are the chief landowners. The rateable value is £1116.
STANDBOROUGH, which gives its name to this hundred, is the site of an ancient fortress or parish.
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