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South Milton

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.


Clergy and Gentry.

BALL Mrs., Upton Cottage

LIDDELL Rev. Henry J., M.A., curate

NEWELL Rev., James Edward, M.A., Horsewell house


Trades and Professions.

BICKFORD Thomas, farm bailiff, Holwell

CRIMP William, farmer

EARLE John Francis, farmer, Upton

HODGE John, blacksmith

HOSKING Stephen, shoemaker, "New Inn"

LEE George, farmer

LIDSTONE Henry, farmer, Wakehams

LIDSTONE Richard, farmer, South Downs

LUCKHAM James, tailor and collector of taxes

LUCKHAM William, shopkeeper, tailor, and parish clerk

LUCKHAM William, miller, Perraton

MURCH James, shoemaker

PILDITCH Jonathan, carpenter

POLLYBLANK Joseph Thomas, farmer, Shute

POLLYBLANK Robert, farmer, Kerse

SHEPHERD George, farmer, Higher Sutton

SHEPHERD Peter, farmer, Lower Sutton

STEER James, shopkeeper and sexton

TIMEWELL George, farmer, Trendall

TRANT William, farmer, Whitfoxworthy

WILLS Miss Leonora, shopkeeper


Letters from Kingsbridge arrive at 9 a.m.; dispatched at 4 p.m. Kingsbridge is also the nearest money order office.


National School - Miss Elizabeth Pilditch - mistress








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