Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870
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Transcribed by Elizabeth Glover HOWARD
Checked by Val HENDERSON
PUTFORD (WEST) is a village and parish in Bideford union, containing, by the census of 1861, 362 inhabitants, and 2620 acres; in the deanery of Holsworthy ; archdeaconry of Barnstaple, diocese of Exeter, on the west banks of the river Torridge; 8 miles north from Holsworthy, and 10 south-west from Bideford. The rectory, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. James Lewis May, B.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1842, at £203 per annum, with residence and 72 acres of glebe land. The church is an ancient cruciform edifice, in the Early English style, containing chancel, sedilia, and tower with three bells. The Bible Christians and Wesleyans have places of worship here. The poor have charitable bequests producing £2 per annum. The Rev. James Lewis May, B.A., is lord of the manor, and he and the Hon. Mark Rolle, and John Dayman, Esq., are the chief landowners.
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