From William White's Gazetteer & Directory of Devon 1850
Transcribed by John Bishop
A pleasant village on the Eastern activity of the Bray valley, 6 miles NW
of South Molton has in its parish 314 souls and 4259 acres of land,
including part of Brayford hamlet & a number of scattered farms.
Sir P.F. Acland, Bart, is lord of the manor and patron of the rectory
valued in KB at £14. 6s. 8d and in 1831 at £300, & now in the incumbency
of the Rev Charles Melhuish, who has a neat small residence & nearly 64A of
The tithes were commuted in 1842 for £360 per annum.The church is an
ancient structure in the perpendicular style with a tower & 4 bells.
The Rev J.W.Bryan, R Harding Esq. & a few smaller owners have estates in
the parish. In 1703 Jacob Sloley left 2 annuities namely 36s. for the poor
" £3.12s for schooling poor children. The poor also have the interest of
£14.00 left by R. Dalling & Henry Moreman.
Huxtable, John Blacksmith
Huxtable, Richard Wheelwright.
Melhuish, Rev. Chas, Rectory
Rook, John D.
Thorne, J & Rd