Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870
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MILTON (SOUTH) is a village and parish in Kingsbridge union, containing, by the census of 1861, 363 inhabitants, and 1556 acres; in the deanery of Woodleigh, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Stanborough, South Devonshire; 2 ½ miles south-west from Kingsbridge. The living is a chapelry, forming part of the vicarage of West Alvington, in the incumbency of the Rev. Alfred Erle, M.A., and the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury. The tithes were commuted in 1839, the vicarial at £128.4s., and the rectorial at £219.1s. per annum: the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury are the appropriators. The church is a fine ancient edifice, in the Perpendicular style, with a noble embattled tower containing six bells. The Plymouth Brethren have a place of worship here, and the Wesleyans have a small meeting room. There is a National School for children of both sexes. Mrs. Douglass is lady of the manor. There are some parish lands, the proceeds of which are used in repairs of the church and for the benefit of the poor.
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