Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870
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Transcribed by Jack STEER
Checked by Val HENDERSON
Pages 801 - 802.
ALVINGTON (or ALLINGTON) WEST is a parish and village in Kingsbridge union, containing by the census of 1861, 925 inhabitants, and 4110 acres; in the deanery of Woodleigh, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Stanborough, East Devonshire; about 1 ½ mile south -west from Kingsbridge. The vicarage, with the chapelries of South Huish, Malborough, and South Milton annexed, is in the incumbency of the Rev. Alfred EARLE, M.A., and the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury; the joint value, £800 per annum, with residence. The church is a fine ancient edifice, in the Perpendicular style, with an embattled tower, surmounted with pinnacles, and containing six bells, and was thoroughly restored about two years ago. The Calvinists have a place of worship here, and there is a National School for children of both sexes. There are some small charitable bequests for the benefit of the poor.
EASTON, BAWCOMBE, TICKET WOOD, SORLEY, and WOOLSTON are hamlets; and part of the village of MALBOROUGH is in this parish.
DEVON GENUKI WEST ALVINGTON PAGE