Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870
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Transcribed by Val HENDERSON
Checked by Rex WEBBER
Pages 863 - 864
SHAUGH PRIOR is a village and parish in Plympton St. Mary union, containing, by the census of 1861, 570 inhabitants, and 8707 acres; in the hundred and deanery of Plympton, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, SOuth Devonshire; 7 miles nort-east from Plymouth, on the borders of Dartmoor Forest. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. George Richard Schobell, B.A., is valued at £150 per annum, and is in the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Westminster. The church is an ancient edifice in the Early English style, consisting of nave, chancel, and north and south aisles, with tower surmounted by pinnacles, and containing six bells. There is a National School for children of both sexes. A considerable quantity of porcelain and China clay is dug at Le* Moor, in this parish; and an iron and sulphur mine commenced working in June, 1869; it is the property of Sir Massey Lopes**, Bart., and worked by John Brogden and Sons. There are some celtic remains and portions of an ancient British town on Lee Moor.
* Should read 'Lee Moor' not 'Le Moor'
** 'Lopes' is spelt 'Lopez' on the Bickleigh page entry.
*** should read 'Hartstonr' not 'Harestone'
*4 Modern spelling - ' Whittaborough'
*5 Should read or is known as 'Brixton Barton'
*6 Modern Spelling - 'Fernhill'
*7 Modern Spelling - 'Great Pithill'
*8 Modern Spelling - 'Hollowgreep', now one word.
*9 Should read 'Huxton' not 'Hoxton'
*10 Modern Spelling - 'Little Pithill'
*11 Modern Spellin - 'Faunstone'
*12 Modern Spellin -'Bughill'
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