Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870
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Transcribed by Peter RUTHERFORD
Checked by Val HENDERSON
Pages 860 - 861
SAINT BUDEAUX is a village and parish in Plympton St. Mary union, containing, by the census of 1861, 1376 inhabitants, and 3317 acres; in the deanery of Plympton, archdeaconry of Totnes, hundred of Roborough, South Devonshire; 4 miles north from Plymouth, overlooking the estuary of the Tamar. The living is a vicarage, with the curacy of Knackersknowle annexed, valued at £120 per annum, with residence, in the incumbency of the Rev. Benjamin William Simon*** Vallack, B.A., and the patronage of the vicar of St. Andrew's, Plymouth. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Budeaux, which was erected about the years 1563-4; it consists of nave, chancel, and north and south aisles with tower containing four bells. The Wesleyans have a place of worship here. There is a National School for children of both sexes, which has an endowment of £84 per annum for the educating and clothing of twelve poor boys and twelve poor girls. A lead mine is worked in the neighbourhood. A range of new forts is being erected here, and H.M. Powder Magazine is at Bull Point. The chief landowners are Lord Ashburton and the representatives of the late R.H. Gennys, Esq. The poor have charitable bequests producing about £90 per annum.
KNACKERSKNOWLE is a hamlet 2 miles east, in which there is a chapel-of-ease.
* Original has 'L' missing in Honicknowle.
** Spelt Tamerton today, spelt both ways in directory.
*** Transcript Note - Salmon is correct. (Crockford Clerical Directory - 1870)
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