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Chudleigh.

Transcribed from - Pigot & Co.'s Directory of Devonshire 1830-31.

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  Is a neat, small market-town and parish, in the hundred of Exminster; 180 miles from London, nine from Exeter, ten from Ashburton, and six from Newton Bushel. The bishops of Exeter formaly had a palace here, of which there are still some remains; and in Ugbrook park (the beautiful seat of Lord Clifford) are the vestiges of a Roman encampment. The celebrated 'Chudleigh rock,' about half a mile from the town, is worthy of a visit; in it is a large and curious cavern; and in the valley at the foot of the rock is a small cataract, which imparts to it a pleasing and picturesque appearance. The woollen trade, at one period, was carried on here extensively; at present there is but one small factory. There are some pottery-works here, and a considerable tanning business belonging to Mr. Berry. About four miles hence are some manganese mines, also one of lead; and recently has been dicovered, at Haytor, near the granite quarries, an iron mine. The government of Chudleigh is vested in a portrieve and constables, elected at the court leet and baron, held annually, under Lord Clifford, the lord of the manor. This town was nearly destroyed by fire, on the 22nd May, 1807; the church with a few houses, is all that is now to be seen of the old town of Chudleigh. The church is a handsome building of stone, dedicated to St. Martin; the living is a vicarage; the benefice is in the gift of the parish, and the great tithes belong to Lord Clifford; the present vicar is the Rev. Gilbert Burrington. The methodists and the Roman catholics have each a chapel, and there is an endowed grammar-school for the children of Chudleigh. The land round the town is generally good, and the parish is famous for the valuable orchards which it contains. The market-day is Saturday; and the fairs are, Tuesday in Easter-week, June 22, and Oct.2. The population of the parish, in 1821, was 2,053.

  POST OFFICE, Susan Rose, Post Mistress.-- Letters from LONDON, &c. arrive every afternoon at four, and are despatched every morning at ten. -- Letters from BRISTOL, BATH, and EXETER, arrive every morning at eight, and are despatched every evening at ten. -- Letters to NEWTON ABBOTT are forwarded, by horse-post, on the arrival of the mails.

Nobility, Gentry and Clergy.

Adiar Alexr.Esq., Cloe house, Bovey

Beardmore Joshua, Esq., Chudleigh

Boulton-- Esq., Bridgeland cottage

Broad Walter, Esq., Chudleigh

Barrington Gilbert, Esq., Filleigh hse

Barrington Rev. Gilbert, vicar

Clack Edward, Esq., Chudleigh

Clifford Lord Charles, Ugbrook

Cox Mrs. Captain, Heightley house

Cuming Rev. Joseph, Chudleigh

Domett Rev. John, rector of Bovey

Flint Captain, Chudleigh

Gould -- Esq. Noel Bovey

Hall Rev. Wm., Cherry Brook cottage

Hawker Rev. Thomas, Chudleigh

Hill Capt. Wm. R.N., Chudleigh

Hill Fredk. Esq., Hazlewood cottage

Hole Wm. Esq., Park house, Bovey

Love Rev. Chrstr., Doddiscombeleigh

Osborn Major, Chudleigh

Parker Montague, Esq., Whitway house

Pellew Hon. Captain P.B., R.N., Cannonteign

Pullen Lieut. James, R.N., Chudleigh

Rolfe Captain, Cobourg cottage

Taylor --, Esq., Chudleigh

Templer Rev. John, Lindrige

Wall John, Esq., Chudleigh

Wood Frederick, Esq., Lawn Cottage

Wright Capt. Wm., R.N., Chudleigh

Yarde Major Henry, Chudleigh

Academies and Schools.

Clark Miss, ladies' boarding

Flood George, gent.'s day

Gibbs George, gent.'s day

Pynsent's Grammar School, Rev. Joseph Cumming, master

Professional Persons.

Day Francis Newcombe, surgeon

Dolling George, attorney, and fire office agent

Hellyer and Kendall, attorneys

Yarde Thomas and Son, surgeon

Inns and Public-Houses.

Clifford Arms (commercial & posting & excise office) Jno. Petherick

King's Arms, John Board

New Inn, William Bell

Plymouth Inn, William Edwards

Red Lion, John Floud

Ship, Thomas Hex

White Hart, Henry Salter

Shopkeepers and Traders.

Adams Thos., painter , plumber, &c.

Ash John, carpenter

Babbige William, shoemaker

Bailey William, baker

Berry John, tanner

Bickley Daniel, tailor

Bray Sarah, grocer and draper

Buttress John, painter, plumber & glazier

Clarke Peter, grocer and draper

Cleave Robert, lime burner

Cleave Thomas, cabinet maker

Cleave William, saddler, & c.

Cottle John, baker

Coumbs William, baker

Davis George, blacksmith

Edwards Lawrence, blacksmith

Flood John, earthenware manfctr.

Floud John, maltster

Gibbs Joseph, tailor

Gourd John Parker, blacksmith

Honeychurch John, earthenware manufacturer, Bovey

Honywell William, carpenter

Humphreys Richard, grocer & draper

Job William, blacksmith

Joll Richard, grocer and draper

Lapthorn Henry, grocer and draper

Lathan Thomas, boot and shoemaker

Lodge John, grocer and draper

Matthews Francis, baker

Nicholls John, miller

Paul Benjamin, blacksmith

Petherick John, grocer and draper

Prideaux Thomas, carpenter

Prowse Elizabeth, tailor

Pulling Wm., boot and shoemaker

Richards Richard, lime burner and general merchant

Rogers John, chymist and druggist

Rolaston William, boot and shoemaker

Salter Henry, maltster

Salter William, boot and shoemaker

Searle James, stationer

Smale Christopher, blacksmith

Steer John, earthenware manfctr.

Stephens John, boot and shoemaker

Stowbridge Henry, watch maker

Tapper John, baker

Trueman Josiah, painter and glazier

Truman Charles, saddler, &c.

Whiteway William, miller

Winser Isaac, carpenter

Wootton John, miller

Wright and Shambler, lime burners

Wright John, boot and shoemaker

Wright William, maltster

Coaches.

All at the Clifford Arms.

To LONDON, the Royal Mail (from Devonport) every morning at ten --the celerity, every afternoon at a quarter past one -- the Defiance, at half past two -- the Pilot, at half past three -- and the Subscription, at half past six.

To BATH and BRISTOL, the Royal Mail (from Devonport) every evening at half past nine.

To DEVONPORT, the Royal Mail (from Bath and Bristol) every evening at a quarter before eight -- the Defiance (from London) every afternoon at half past two -- and the Pilot, every morning at half past ten; all go thro' Newton Abbott and Totnes -- the Royal Mail (from London) and the Subscription, every afternoon at a quarter before four-- and the Celerity, every afternoon at two; all go through Ashburton.

Carriers. To LONDON, EXETER, PLYMOUTH and DEVONPORT, Russell & Co.'s Waggons pass through every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. To EXETER, William Tuckett's Cart daily - and - Kingwell, every Monday and Thursday.

 

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