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A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
IDDESLEIGH, a parish in the hundred of SHEBBEAR,
county of DEVON, 3¾ miles (N. E. by N.) from
Hatherleigh, containing 482 inhabitants. The living is a
rectory, in the archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and diocese
of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £17. 1, 3., and
in the patronage of H. Harris, Esq. The church, dedicated
to St. James, contains a monumental effigy of
a crusader, supposed to represent Sir J. Sully, whose
family once possessed this manor. The Rev. William
Tasker, a poet and dramatist, was born here in 1740 he
died in 1800.