A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
HENNOCK, a parish in the hundred of TEINGBRIDGE, county of DEVON, 3 miles (W. N. W.) from Chudleigh, containing 6?8 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Totness, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £16., and in the patronage of Francis Garratt, Esq. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. In the parish register is the following entry: "The eleventh day of October, the yeare of our Lord God, 1537, was borne Prince Edwarde, which was the 29th yeare of our Sovereign Lord, King Henry VIII. &c. God send him good oldinge, and his father a long and prosperous reign. Amen." Pipe and potters clay, also lead and iron, in the granite rock, are found in this neighbourhood. The North Teign river bounds the parish on the east.