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Ivy Bridge.

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

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  Is a small village, in the parish of Cornwood and hundred of Ermington; 205 miles from London, 11 from Plymouth, 12 from Totnes, and 13 from Ashburton. It derives its name from a small bridge, which is covered with ivy, and stretches across the river Erme. This village is beautifully situated in a romantic dell; and from its rattling river, wooded accompaniments and picturesque scenery, excites the admiration of every tourist of pleasure; but holds out no inducement to delay the commercial traveller. Upon the river is a paper-mill, and another for flour; and the village boasts an excellent inn, which indeed is necessary, from its great thoroughfare situation A small chapel of ease to Cornwood is the only place of worship; which parish contained, in 1821, 1,507 inhabitants.

  POST OFFICE, Mark Bird, Post Master. -- Letters from London arrive at a quarter-past six in the evening, and are despatched at half-past seven in the morning. --A horse post is despatched at half-past five in the evening to Ugborough, to meet the Bristol Mail.



Gentry and Clergy.

Bayntun Wilmot, gent.,(surgeon)

Bowen Philip, Esq., Ivy Bridge

Collander William, gent., Ivy Bridge

Crispin George, gent., Ivy Bridge

Hays Treby Hele, Esq., Ivy Bridge

Hewett Thomas, gent., Ivy Bridge

Medland John, gent., Ivy Bridge

Oxnum Rev. William, Cornwood

Pearse John, Esq., Filham

Rivers Henry, gent., Ivy Bridge

Rogers Sir John, Blachford

Rosdew--, Esq., Beechwood

Savage Rev. Robt., Lucksland grove

Spicer Capt., R.N., Goodwill house

Templer Jno.L. Esq., Highland house

Treby Paul Esq., Goodamore


Moysey Eliza (ladies')

Moysey Robert (gentleman's)

Taylor Mrs. (ladies')

Inns & Public Houses.

Grocers Arms, Richd. Lethbridge

Ivy Bridge Hotel, Ann Stevenitt

London Inn, Elizabeth C. Stevenitt

Shopkeepers & Traders.

Abbott William, painter & glazier

Bird Mark, blacksmith

Constant Mary, grocer, &c.

Fincher William & Francis, paper manufacturers

Ford James, butcher

Hambling Henry, carpenter

Hamlyn Richard, butcher

Huxham William, butcher

Jeffery William, blacksmith

Richards Edward, carpenter

Richards James, blacksmith

Richards James, carpenter

Sanders John, tanner

Saunders William, miller

Selden John, painter and glazier


Sherwell William, draper, grocer, druggist & agent to the county fire office

Spreat Samuel, saddler and harness maker

Stranger Richard, butcher

Tozer William, draper & grocer


All call at the Ivy Bridge Hotel.

To LONDON, the Royal Mail (from Plymouth and Devonport) every morning at half past seven -- the Pilot, every day at half past twelve -- the Subscription, every afternoon at four -- and the Defiance at six.

To DEVONPORT and PLYMOUTH, the Royal Mail (from London) every evening at six -- the Pilot, every evening at five -- the Subscription, every evening -- and the Defiance every evening at six.


Pass through daily to & from LONDON, PLYMOUTH, EXETER, &c.