Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870
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Transcribed by Sybil CAMERON
Checked by Val HENDERSON
Pages 549 - 550
RATTERY is a village and parish in Totnes union, containing, by the census of 1861, 396 inhabitants, and 2823 acres; in the deanery and archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Stanborough, South Devonshire, 5 miles north-west from Totnes. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Robert Palk Carew, M.A., had the tithes commuted at £200 per annum, with residence and 60A. 3R. 5P. of glebe, and is in the patronage of Sir Walter Carew, Bart., who is also appropriator of the rectorial tithes, which were commuted at £189 9s, per annum. The church is an ancient edifice, with tower, surmounted by a spire, and containing four bells; it was repaired in 1865. There is a National School for children of both sexes. Sir Walter Carew, Bart., is lord of the manor and chief owner of the soil. There are almshouses for six poor people, and the poor have £3 per year bequeathed by Dorothy Savery and Thomas Gould, and in 1853 the late Richard Brown left £10 per annum for their benefit. The rateable value is £3768.