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Portlemouth (East)

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

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  PORTLEMOUTH (EAST) is a village and parish in Kingsbride union, containing, by the census of 1861, 403 inhabitants, and 2143 acres; in the deanery of Woodleigh, archdeaconry of Totnes,, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Coleridge, East Devonshire; 6 miles south from Kingsbridge, situated on elevated grounf overlooking Salcombe Bay, with an extensive sea view, including the lofty cliffs of Prawle Point. A ferry connects this place with Salcombe. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. Thomas Bury Wells, M.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1839, at £347 per annum, with residence and 30 acres of glebe land, and is in the joint patronage of the Duchess of Cleveland and Lord Sandwich. The church is an ancient Gothic Cruciform edifice, much dilapidated, containing nort, south, and central aisles, with tower and three bells.

HOLSET and RICKHAM are hamlets forming part of this parish, at the latter of which is a Coast Guard Station.

Clergy and Gentry.

Smyth Lieut. Charles K., R.N., Rickham

Wells Rev. Thomas Bury, M.A., The Rectory

Trades and Professions.

Burgoyne Edwin, farmer, Rickham

Elliott John, farmer, Moor

Elliott William, farmer, Walland

Giles Peter, farmer, Good Shelter

Hannaford Richard, farmer, Holset

Hannaford William, grocer and baker

Heath Mrs. Jane, "New Inn"

Hewitt James, farmer, Waterhead

Lamble John, tailor

Lapthorn William, farmer

Oldreave John, farmer, High house

Oldreave Lewis, farmer, West Prawle

Powsland James, blacksmith and beer retailer

Prettyjohn Mrs. Elizabeth, farmer, Church farm

Prettyjohn William, farmer, Jarvis

Soper Richard, farmer, Good Shelter

Thornton Samuel, farmer

Vincent Edward, carpenter and parish clerk, Rickham

Weymouth Francis, farmer, Rickham

Witheycombe William, farmer, Rickham

Wood James, cottager, Ivy house

Yatsley Frederick, farmer, Collings acre

Yabsley Wm. Lamble, miller, Waterhead

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Letters from Kingsbridge. Salcombe is the nearest money order office

 

 

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