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

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Transcribed by Peter RUTHERFORD

Checked by Val HENDERSON

Pages 859 - 860

  RINGMORE is a village and parish in the Kingsbridge union, containing, by the census of 1861, 271 inhabitants, and 1128 acres; in the deanery of Woodleigh, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Ermington, South Devonshire; 4 miles south from Modbury, on the sea coast, overlooking Bigbury Bay, the scenery along the coast being very beautiful and varied. The rectory, with the chapelry of Okenbury attached, in the incumbency and patronage of the Rev. Francis Charles Hingeston-Randolph, M.A., domestic chaplain to Viscountess Falmouth Baroness Le Despencen, had the tithes commuted at £235 per annum, and has residence and 101 acres of glebe land. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to All Saints, chiefly of the architecture of the 13th century, except the north transept, which is of Early Norman or Saxon; the whole was restored in 1864. There is a school for children of both sexes, and the Baptists have a place of worship here. There is a Coast Guard Station at Challacombe, also a seine for catching mackerel and pilchards.

Clergy and Gentry.

Forbes Mr. Thomas, The Cross

Hingeston Mrs.

Hingeston-Randolph Rev. Francis Chas., M.A., The Rectory

Trades and Professions.

Coaker James, carpenter

Crimp John, farmer, Lower farm

Crimp John Garland, assessor and collector of Income and Land Taxes, Lower farm

Dunn Samuel P., "Rising Sun" and shopkeeper

Farley James, thatcher

Kells Mrs. Jane, farmer, Middle farm

Luscombe William, farmer, Penton

Mountstephens John, chief boatman of Coast Guard, Challaborough Station

Patterson Edward, shoemaker

Prowse Robert, shopkeeper

Randle Mrs. Betsy, farmer, Higher farm

Randle Peter, coal merchant

Randle Robert, farmer, Ringmore cottage

Randle Robert W., coaldealer and shopkeeper

Randle Thomas, "New Inn," grocer and carrier

Sparrow Benjamin William, farmer, South Langston

Taylor Gilbert, farmer, Marwell

Triggs James, mason

Ward Miss Mary, milliner and dressmaker

White John, farmer, Okenbury Barton


Letters through Ivybridge. Modbury is the nearest money order office


Parochial School - Mrs. Mary Ryder, mistress


Carrier - Thomas Randle, to Plymouth, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday


Coast Guard Station, Challaborough - John Mountstephens, chief boatman





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