Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870
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Transcribed by Val HENDERSON
Checked by Robert ROWLAND
NEWTON FERRERS is a village and parish in Plympton St. Mary union, containing, by the census of 1861, 670 inhabitants, and 3191 acres; in the deanery of Plympton, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Ermington, South Devonshire, on the banks of the river Yealm, about 2 miles from the sea coast, and 7½ south-east from Plymouth. The rectory, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. John Yonge, M.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1839, at £440 per annum, with residence and 88A. 3R. 6P. of glebe land. The church is an ancient edifice in the later English style, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, and tower with five bells. There are National Schools for children of both sexes. There are some small charitable bequests for the benifit of the poor, and some almshouses which are not endowed. John Holberton, Esq., is lord of the manor.
* Modern spelling 'Gnaton Hall'
** Modern spelling 'Broadmoor'
*** Modern spelling ' Bridgend'
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