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

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Transcribed by Deborah O'BRIEN

Checked by Val HENDERSON

Page 883

  WALKHAMPTON is a village and parish in Tavistock union, containing, by hte census of 1861, 831 inhabitants, and 10,540 acres; in the deanery of Tamerton, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Roborough, South Devonshire; about 1½ miles north-east from Horrabridge Station, on the Launceston and South Devon Railway, 5 south-east from Tavistock, and 10½ north-east from Plymouth, on the borders of Dartmoor Forest. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Charles Henry Walker, had the tithes commuted, in 1839, at £141 per annum, with residence and 21 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of Sir Massey Lopes, who is also impropriator of the rectorial tithes. The church is a neat edifice, in the Perpendicular style, pleasantly situated on an eminence, and consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, and an embattled tower surmounted by pinnacles, and containing six bells. The Wesleyans have a place of worship here. There is a Free School for children of both sexes, which provides for the education and clothing of forty boys and twenty girls, and was endowed by Lady Modyford in 1719. A new schoolroom was erected in 1863, from the accumulated funds of the Charity. The poor have charitable bequests producing about £15 per annum. Sir Massey Lopes is lord of the manor and chief owner of the soil. Part of the village of HORRABRIDGE is in this parish


Walker Rev. Charles Henry, The Vicarage


Trades and Professions.

Adams James, shopkeeper

Andrewartha William, master of Free School

Arthur William, farmer, Halwill

Baker Thomas, farmer, Willtown

Barnes Henry, "Manor" inn

Blatchford Geo., miller, Huckworthy mill

Cowling John, carpenter, Welltown

Creber John, farmer, Horsyat

Creber Richard, farmer, Burham

Dawe William, farmer, Knowle

Duke William, manager of Granite Works

Foot John, farmer, Peckhill

Furze Hill Wood Consols Copper and Tin Mine - William Doidge, captain

Giles William, farmer, Withel

Hamlyn John, farmer, Vineylake

Hamlyn Samuel, farmer, Lowey

Hannaford Mrs. Ann, farmer, Criptor

Harvey John, farmer, Coombshead

Head Ephraim, shoemaker

Hillson George, farmer, Gnatham Barton

Irish John, farmer, Lake

Jackman John, farmer, Deancombe

King Walter, farmer, Lower Dittisham

Maddick George, farmer, Higher Dittisham

Maddick James, blacksmith

Mortimore Elias, farmer, Park town

Mortimore James, farmer, Davytown

Moses Moses, Church house

Pearce John, farmer, Kingsett

Pearce Thomas, farmer, Leatherton

Pengelly John farmer, Middleworth

Spurrell John, shoemaker

Toop H., "Walkhampton" inn

Tregillis Charles, miller, Phœnix mill

Veale Philip, wheelwright

Westlake Thomas, farmer, Nosworthy

Worth John, tailor and shopkeeper


Letters from Horrabridge. Pillar Box cleared at 5 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Tavistock.


 Free School - Wm. Andrewartha, master; Mrs. Grace Wear Andrewartha, mistress





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