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Sydenham Damerel

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

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Transcribed by Val HENDERSON

Checked by Rita RAINBIRD

Page 868

  SYDENHAM DAMEREL (or SOUTH SYDENHAM) is a village and parish in Tavistock union, containing, by the census of 1861, 603 inhabitants, and 1413 acres; in the deanery of Tavistock, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Lifton, South Devonshire; 5 miles north-west from Tavistock, on the east bank of the river Tamar, which divides it from Cornwall. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. William Henry D'Olier Purcell, B.A., had the tithes commuted at £160 per annum, with residence and 102 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of John Carpenter Garnier, Esq., J.P. The church is a small edifice, in the perpendicular style, dedicated to St. Mary, consisting of nave, chancel, and north aisle, with tower and five bells; it was reseated in 1864. The Bible Christians have a place of worship here, and there is a school for children of both sexes, which was erected in 1843, by John Carpenter-Garnier, Esq., who is lord of the manor and chief landowner.

Clergy and Gentry.

Bloye Mrs., Townlake

Purcell Rev. William Henry D'Olier, The Rectory

Weeks Mr. Walter, East Womwood



Trades and Professions.

Caddy Richard, carpenter

Cole Roger, farmer, Townlake

Cole William B., farmer, Townlake

Deacon Edward, "Royal" hotel, Horsebridge

Easterbrook John, farmer, Derriton

Fice Samuel, miller

Freeman John, shopkeeper, Lane end

Hockday Mrs. Mary, farmer, Treleigh

Hodge Henry, farmer, Townlake


Hooper William, farmer, Portington

Palmer Samuel, farmer, Townlake

Parsons James, blacksmith

Peardon Richard, farmer, Reddiford

Pellow William, carpenter, Teull down

Perkins Robert, yeoman, Deriton

Perry Solomon, farmer, Hartwell

Redicliffe Samuel, farmer, Oatham

Reynolds John, farmer

Rundle James, shopkeeper

Whale Mrs. Mary, shopkeeper


Pillar Letter Box---Letters from Tavistock arrive at 10.10a.m. The nearest money order office is at Tavistock.


School--- Miss Matilda Murphy, mistress





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