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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 341 - 343

  PILTON is a village and parish in Barnstaple union, containing, by the census of 1861, 1863 inhabitants, and 1861 acres ; in the deanery and archdeaconry of Barnstaple, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Braunton, North Devonshire, a portion of it being included in the borough of Barnstaple, from which it is separated by the river Yeo, which is here crossed by a bridge. The vicarage in the incumbency of the Rev. William Cradock Hall, M.A., is valued at £105 per annum, with residence, and is in the patronage of William Hodge, Esq. The church is an ancient Gothic edifice, dedicated to St. Mary, formerly part of a priory of the Benedictines, established here as a cell to Malmesbury Abbey: it has an embattled tower and a peal of eight bells. The tower was partly destroyed by the Parliamentarians in 1646, but was rebuilt in 1696. In the church is a stone pulpit, handsomely carved, with an arm attached to it holding an hour glass. There are tablets and tombs in memory of some members of the Chichester family, also two brasses to the memory of Alexander and Robert Bret. There are some considerable charitable bequests for the benefit of the poor, which are under the management of charity trustees, and also several almshouses. The Honourable Mark Rolle is lord of the manor, and one of the principal landowners.

Clergy and Gentry.

BAWDEN Mr. Hugh, Rose cottage, Bradiford

BROWN Miss Emma

BROWN George , Esq., Roborough house

BRYAN Miss Ellen Amelia

DAVY Edwin R., Esq.

DAVEY Mr. William

DENNIS Miss Amelia

DENNIS Thos. John, Esq., J.P., Bradiford house

DRAKE Mrs. Mary, Ivy cottage

EDGER Mrs. Gratiana


FENWICK Rev. James, M.A., Raleigh house

GRIBBLE Henry, Esq., J.P., Pilton abbey

HALL Townshend Monckton, Esq., The Vicarage

HALL Rev. William Cradock, M.A., The Vicarage

HARDING Lieut.-Colonel Wm., J.P., Upcott house

HARTNOLL Miss Miriam

HIERN John, Esq.

HOPKINS Miss Eliza, Bradiford

JONES Captain Chas., Frederick Burnell, Littabourne terrace*

JONES Wm., Esq., F.S.A., Broadgate villa

LEE Fredk. Richd., Esq., R.A., Broadgate house

LEECH Mr. Charles, Bradiford

LEVIN The Misses, Cedar cottage, Bradiford

MAUNDER Mrs. Caroline, Bellair house


PEARSE Mrs. Jane


PORTER William, Esq.

RIDGE Mr. William

ROCK Mr. John B.

ROWE Mr. John, Northfield house

SILWOOD Mr. Paul Arthur

TAMLYN The Misses

THOMAS Mrs. Sarah

THORNE Miss Mary

TURBERVILLE Henry, Esq., Bradiford

TURNER Mr. John, Littlebourne terrace*

VINING John Llewellyn, Esq., Westaway

WEBB Mr. John

WHITE Miss Ann

WILLIAMS Charles, Esq., J.P., M.P., Pilton house

YATES Mr. John, Bradiford

Trades and Professions.

ABBOTT William, wool merchant, Bradiford

ABBOTT Wm. Joseph, paper manufacturer

ALLEN John, dairyman

BAYLIS Joseph E., glove manufacturer and woolstapler; h. Bellair

BEER Mrs. Susan F., National schoolmistress

BOWDEN Mrs. Jane, seed dealer

BRAILEY Thomas, farmer, Pillard farm

BRAYLEY John, farmer, Tutshill

BUSHER Thomas, "Chichester Arms " inn

CARPENTER William, registrar of births and deaths for Braunton district

COPP John, mason and baker

CROOK Thomas, shopkeeper

DALLING Wm., coal merchant, Rolle`s quay

DELVE Edward, shopkeeper

DELVE William, carpenter, Rolle`s quay

DYMOND William, bootmaker, Bradiford

EDWARDS Mrs. Mary, dressmaker

FISHER Wm. B., farmer, Pottindon farm

FURSE John, millwright

FURSE Wm., basketmaker, Bradiford, and at Ilfracombe


GERMAN Lambert, shopkeeper and shoemaker

GILBERT William, painter

GLIDDON Miss Ann, laundress

GOSS Philip, farmer, Bradiford cottage

GRIBBLE Richard, sub-postmaster

HANCOCK Richard, collector of market tolls

HARRIS Thomas, farmer

HEDDON Richard, miller, Hall's mill

HEREPATH George, ropemaker, Bradiford

HERNEMAN Jas., miller, Hope mill, Bradiford

HILL John., tailor

HOW Alfred, timber, corn, and coal merchant, artificial manure manufacturer, and steam sawmill proprietor, Rolle`s quay.

HUXTABLE James, blacksmith

IRELAND JOHN, nurseryman and florist, Raleigh nursery

IRELAND William, nurseryman

JORDAN Patrick, woolstapler

JOSLIN Thos., farmer, Westaway farm

KERSWELL Thomas, mason and grocer

KNILL Mrs. Ann, laundress

KNILL John, maltster, " Reform " inn

KNILL William, boot and shoemaker

KNILL William, butcher

LARAMY Joseph, woolstapler

LAUDER Alex., lime merchant, Pottington

LEE Francis, baker and grocer

LEE William, dairyman

LORD Mrs. Ann, dressmaker

MAY and Son , grocers and provision dealers, and at 71, High street, Barnstaple

MOORE Mrs. Ann, dressmaker

MOORE John, shoemaker

MOUNTJOY AND HANCOCK, wood turners and sawmill proprietors, Bradiford, ( see advertisement)

PEARSE Richard B., master mariner, Rolle`s quay

PETTER Edwin, maltster, corn, seed, hop, and manure merchant, and at Barnstaple

PINCOMBE Arthur, boot and shoemaker

PRIDEAUX John, boot and shoemaker

RAWLE, GAMMON AND COMPANY, timber merchants, Rolle`s quay

RAWLE Samuel, "Rolle`s Quay" inn

RENDELL George, "Unicorn" inn

RIDD Reuben, farmer, Longstone farm

ROCK John Boyle, artificial manure agent

ROULSTONE John, pilot, Rolle`s quay

SANDERS JOHN H., wooldealer, Pilton cottage

SEARGENT James, shopkeeper

SHAPLAND and PETTER, cabinet and moulding manufacturers, Raleigh Sawing mills

SPURWAY George, woolstapler

STEVENS John G., builder

STOYLE John, commercial traveller, Littabourne

SUMMERFIELD James, "Windsor" hotel, grocer and baker, Bradiford

TANNER William, harnessmaker

TAYLOR Philip, tailor and shopkeeper

THOMAS John Davy, builder and undertaker

THORNE Richard, blacksmith

TOZER Benoni, farmer, Pitt farm

TURNER John Thomas, banker`s clerk, Littabourne terrace

VICARY John, carpenter and joiner

VILE John, "Ring of bells " inn

WARD John, wheelwright


Post Office - Richard Gribble , sub-postmaster. Letters from Barnstaple arrive at 7 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. ; dispatched at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Barnstaple.


National School - Mrs. Susan F. Beer, mistress

Transcript Notes.

* Noted Littabourne and Littlebourne




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