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 623 - 624
PYWORTHY is a parish and village in Holsworthy union, containing, by the census of 1861, 567 inhabitants and 5021 acres ; in the deanery of Holsworthy, archdeaconry of Barnstaple, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Black Torrington, South Devonshire. 2½ miles south-west from Holsworthy, on the borders of the county adjoining Cornwall. The Rectory , in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Samuel William Tagert, B.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1838, for £370 per annum, with residence and 172 acres of glebe land. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Swithin, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, and tower containing five bells. The Bible Christians and Wesleyans have places of worship here. There is a National School for children of both sexes. The poor have £15 per annum, which was left by the Rev. Robert Beckley, a former Rector of the parish, also the interest of £400, bequeathed by the Rev. Thomas Hockin Kingdon. The Molesworth family are lords of the manor, and with John Vowler and William Parkhouse, Esqrs., the chief landowners.
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