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

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Transcribed by Liz COOK

Checked by Val HENDERSON


Pages 888 - 889

  YEALMPTON is a large village and parish in Plympton St. Mary union, containing, by the census of 1861, 1035 inhabitants, and 3537 acres; in the deanery and hundred of Plympton, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, South Devonshire, 6½ miles east from Plymouth, and 5 south-east from Plympton St. Mary Station, on the South Devon Railway; on the banks of the river Yealm, from whence its name, and on which there is a salmon fishery. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. William Thomas Huxham Eales, B.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1841, at £307 per annum, with residence and 22 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of the Bishop of Exeter. The rectorial tithes were also commuted at £355 per annum. The church is a fine edifice, dedicated to Saint Bartholomew, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, with tower and six bells: it was rebuilt in 1850, with the exception of the tower, by Edmund Rodney Pollexfen Battard, Esq., at an expense of about £7500. The screen dividing the nave and chancel is of carved marble, and the columns between the nave and aisles are in alternate layers of rough and polished marble; the communion table consists of a marble slab in oak frame; the font (one of the finest in the country) is a beautiful carved octagon, supported at each angle by serpentine columns resting on a black base, the whole of Devonshire marble. There are four stained-glass windows, the one in the east end consists of five sections, representing the saints, Bartholomew, Paul, John the Baptist, and John the Evangelist, and underneath each alternate section, St. Bartholomew preaching to the people, the crucifixion of St. Peter, and the beheading of St. Paul; the intervening sections being filled with stained glass only: it is to the memory of E.R.P. Bastard, Esq., who restored the church. There is an ancient brass to the memory of Sir John Crocker, who was standard bearer to Edward IV. In the churchyard is a very ancient and curious stone, supposed to have been raised to the memory of Sipsius, standard bearer to the Saxon King Ethelwolf, whose palace was in this parish. The Wesleyans have a place of worship, and there is a Parochial Scholl for children of both sexes. There is a Police Station and Sessions House, in which the magistrates hold Petty Sessions monthly, and the meetings of the Highway Board are also held there. There is a cattle market on the fourth Wednesday in each month, and a fair annually on the 25th May. There are several charitable bequests for the benefit of the poor.

DUNSTONE, LONGBROOK, LYNEHAM, WILBERTON, and WERSTON are hamlets of this parish.

Clergy and Gentry.

Adkins Joshua, Esq.

Adkins Joshua Edward, Esq.

Anthony The Misses, Gloyn's park

Bastard Baldwin John Pollexfen. Esq., J.P., Kitley

Birt Mrs. Mary

Bulteel Miss

Eales Rev. Wm. Thos. H., B.A., the Vicarage

Ford Mrs. Sarah. Yeo cottage

Harris Capt. William. J.P.

Harris William. jun., Esq., J.P., The Lodge

Holberton William. Esq., Yealm Bridge

Kelly Thomas. Esq.,

Little Mrs.

Mackey Capt. Alexander M., R.N., Yealmpton villa

Nott George Francis, Esq., Longbrook

Rogers William Hinds, Esq.

Scoble Mr. Robert, Efford

Stooke Mrs. Caroline, Lyneham house

Trades and Professions.

Abbott William, blacksmith

Adams Mrs. Jane, farmer, Stoney cross

Adams John L., farmer, Lower Dunstone

Adkins Joshua Edward, surgeon

ANTHONY JOHN HENRY, miller, farmer, seed and manure merchant, Yealmpton mills

Barratt Miss Amy, shopkeeper

Barratt Miss Sarah, schoolmistress, Torr Hill cottage

Barratt William, butcher and farmer

Beare Henry, police constable

BLACKLER JAMES AND SONS, saddlers and harness makers

Brimblecombe John, carpenter

Brimblecombe John, tailor

Brock Saml., academy and sub-postmaster

Brooks Philip, farmer, Worston

Cawse Robert, shopkeeper

Chaffe George, carrier

Coleman Richard, relieving officer and registrar of births and deaths for the Yealmpton district, Prospect cottages

Cornish Charles, butcher and farmer

Cornish William, shoemaker

Crocker Henry, millwright

Dawe Joseph, farmer, Higher Dunstone

Dingle Thomas, artist, Longbrook cottage

Ellis John D., farmer, Treeby farm

Ford Henry, farmer, Halltorrs

GILES JOSEPH, manure and insurance agent, Dunstone house

Hall Thomas, shoemaker

Hammick John, shopkeeper

Hole Joseph, miller, Yealm bridge

Jenkins Mrs. Maria, farmer, East Pitton

Jones Philip, carrier


Kelly Thomas, solicitor, commissioner in Common Law and Chancery, clerk to the magistrates for the Erme and Plym division, to the commissioners of Land, Assessed, and Income Taxes, to the Highway Board of the Ermington and Plympton district, and superintendent registrar for Plympton St Mary union

Kingcome John, baker

Kingcome Samuel, painter, decorator, and glazier

Lavers Mrs. Joanna, shopkeeper

Lavers Richard, miller, Worston mill

Lavers Robert, parish clerk

Lee John, baker

Leigh Henry, "Volunteer" inn

Luke James, grocer and draper

Luke Philip Wm., builder and farmer, Hern

Mann William, wheelwright

Matthews William, farmer, Waye

Oldrieve Lewis John, land agent and steward to Baldwin John Pollexfen Bastard, Esq., J.P.

Parnell Richard, farmer, Bowden

Pearse James, plumber and tinplate-worker

Popham James, dairyman

Robins John, "Yealmpton" inn

Rogers William Hinds, surgeon

Rudd John, baker

Scoble Thomas Samuel, farmer, Efford

Sharpe Joseph, Parochial schoolmaster and organist, Prospect cottages

Shepherd Charles, farmer, West Pitton

Sherriff William, carpenter, Dunstone

Shillabeer John, woodranger

Shillabeer William, carpenter

Snowdon William, wood turner, saw mill proprietor, and limeburner, Yealm bridge; and at 43 Union st, Stonehouse

Southwood William, butcher and farmer

Symons Mrs. Caroline, haberdasher

Symons John, blacksmith

Symons Joshua, blacksmith, Lyneham

Symons William, blacksmith

Tall George, shoemaker

Tapley Thomas, tailor, Lyneham

Treneman John, farmer, Wilburton

Turner Philip, market gardener, Yealm bridge

Vanstone James, "Yealm Bridge" inn

Vanstone Tristram, farmer, Dunstone

Willcocks John, farmer, Windsor


Post Office - Samuel Brock, Postmaster. Letters from Plympton arrive at 8a.m.;dispatched at 4.50p.m. Money orders granted and paid, and Saving Bank and annuity business transacted from 9a.m. to 6p.m.


Parochial School - Joseph Sharpe, master: Miss Sarah Barratt, mistress


Conveyance - Foale and Tucker's coach passes through Kingsbridge and Modbury to Plymouth, at 10 a.m.; returning at 6p.m. daily


Carriers - George Chaffe and Philip Jones, to Plymouth, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday




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