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Transcription by Terry Partridge from Pigot & Co.'s Devonshire (1830)

KINGSBRIDGE, WITH DODBROKE

KINGSBRIDGE is a small market-town and parish, in the south-east extremity of Stanborough; 207 miles from London, 34 from Exeter, 12 from Dartmouth, and 8 from Modbury; situated upon an arm of the sea (which is navigable up to the town, for vessels of 60 or 70 tons burthen), and upon a branch of the Salcombe river. According to Risdon, it derives its name from the bridge which separates it from Dodbroke, and has been variously written Kingesbryge, Kyngysbrygge, and Kingesbridge. It is a pleasant little place; the principal street, called Fore-street, runs the whole length of the town; the ground on each side descending, upon which are formed gardens, which much improves its appearance. At one period the woollen manufacture was of some importance here, but that has almost entirely gone to decay; the principal trades are tanning and malting, the latter branch being carried on to some considerable extent.

The church, which was dedicated in 1414 to St. Edmund, the king and martyr, stands in a cemetry on the west side of Fore-street: it is a vicarage, in the gift of the crown; the present incumbent is the Rev. Robert Lane. Here are also several meeting-houses for dissenters, and one for the society of friends. A free grammar-school was founded here in 1670, by Mr. Thomas Crispin, of Exeter, who endowed it with £30. per annum for its support. Duncombe's trust gives £50. exhibitions, to young men at either of the universities; and £10. each for apprenticing 15 boys, with £10. in addition to assist them in commencing business. The country around here is hilly, and embraces views, exceedingly extensive, and heightened in beauty by a fertile soil, under a fine system of agriculture. The market is on Saturday, which is a very large one for corn; the annual fair is the 20th of July. Kingsbridge parish contained, by the census of 1821, 1430, inhabitants.

DODBROKE, a parish, with a small market-town, is in the hundred of Coleridge, separated from Kingsbridge by the bridge; situated on a small stream called the Dod (from which it derives its name), near its influx into the Salcombe. This town is celebrated as the first place where pale ale was brewed, but perhaps more so from the circumstance of tithes having been demanded for it; a small sum is now paid annually by each retailer of it, in lieu of the tithe. It was here that the humorous satirist, Dr. Wolcott, better known as 'Peter Pindar,' was born. A considerable cattle-market is held here every third Wednesday in the month. Dodbroke contained in 1821, 885 inhabitants.

POST OFFICE, Fore-street, KINGSBRIDGE - Letters from all parts arrive from MODBURY every morning between six and seven, and are despatched to that town every evening at half-past four.

NOBILITY, GENTRY AND CLERGY.

Adams Mrs. Fore st
Baron William, gent. Fore st
Bowden Nathaniel, gent. Fore st
Carter Capt. Salcombe
Clark William L. esq. Buckland
Collings Edward. gent. Duncombe st
Collings Peter, gent. Dodbroke
Crozier Lieut. Acheson, Pinder lodge
D'Arabet Baron, Hatch cottage
Edgell Rev. Edwd. West Alvington
Fortescue - , gent. East Allington
Fox Mrs. Fore st
Frank Rev. Thomas, Lodgwell
Gillard Jn. gent. Well house, Dodbrk
Groombridge Capt. Jno. Wm. Dodbrk
Hawkins Capt. Mills, R.N. Butfield
Henshall Rev. - , Widdecombe
Hill William, gent. Fore st
Hingston Audw. esq. Ashford house
Hockings R. esq. Quay house
Hurrell John, gent. Duncombe st
Keville - , esq Ranscombe house
Lane Rev. Robert, Fore st
Luscombe John, esq. Coombe Royal
Manning the Misses, Ashfield cott
Owen Rev. H. B. Rectory, Dodbroke
Peak John, gent. Dodbroke
Pinwell Rev. - , Salcombe
Playdell Mrs. Duncombe st
Prideaux Charles, esq. Fore st
Prideaux Roger Ilbert, esq. Quay
Sands Miss, Fore st
Seale Capt. Chas. R.N. Green hill
Torrings Mrs. Fox hall
Vaughan Rev. Benj. K. Avetongifford
Wells Capt. East Allington
Wells Rev. Samuel, Portlemouth
Wells Rev. William, East Allington
Whitell John, gent. Dodbroke
Woolley Wm. gent. Duncombe st
Woolston Rev. - , Charlton
Wriford Thomas, gent. Dodbroke
Wyse George, esq. Woolston
Yates James, esq. Salcombe
Young Henry, gent. Salt hill cottage
Young Rev. George, Mill st

ACADEMIES AND SCHOOLS.

FREE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, Fore st - Rev. Robert Lane, master
FREE SCHOOL, Fore st - Phillip Gibbs, master
Smith Susan (ladies') Fore st
Trickey Sarah, Dodbroke

ATTORNEYS.

Gillard Peter, Duncombe st
Haley William Charles, Fore st
Harris Thomas, Duncombe st
Prideaux Walter, Fore st
Square John, Fore st
Wyse & Weymouth, Fore st

AUCTIONEERS.

Hole Thomas, Fore st
Pollyblank Richard, Fore st

BAKERS.

Blamey Robert, Fore st
Easterbrook William, Fore st
Osborn John, Fore st
Sinkins Eli, Fore st
Sinkins George, Dodbroke
White Philip, Duck st

BANKERS.

Nicholson & Son, Fore st - (draw on Masterman, Peters & Co.)

BLACK & WHITE SMITHS.

Jonas Robert, Dodbroke
Pomeroy John, Duncombe st
Uxtable William, Dodbroke
Willing William, Duck st

BOOKSELLERS & PRINTERS.

Bartlett William Groves, Fore st
Southwood Richard, Fore st

BOOT & SHOE MAKERS.

Cox John, Fore st
Davies John, Fore st
Eddy Robert Pierce, Fore st
Elliott Richard, Fore st
Mills Thomas, Fore st
Pike William, Duck st
Port William, Duck st
Prowse Roger, Dodbroke
Trist Thomas, Fore st
Warrey John, Dodbroke
Whitell James, Dodbroke

BRAZIERS & TINMEN.

Curtis William, Fore st
Parkhouse Thomas, Fore st
Toms Robert, Fore st

BUTCHERS.

Hewitt John, Fore st
Hext John, Fore st
Shellabear William, Fore st
Smardon John, Fore st

CHINA, GLASS, &c. DEALERS.

Kelland Richard, Fore st
Peek Samuel, Fore st

CHYMISTS & DRUGGISTS.

Light John & Walter, Fore st
Stoneman William, Fore st

COAL MERCHANTS.

Beer Samuel, Mill st
Beer William, Fore st
Davie Jacob, Duck st
Hingston Joseph, jun. Quay
Scoble Andrew, Dodbroke

COOPERS.

Elliott John, Fore st
Toms Reuben, Fore st
Toms Robert, Fore st
Wakeman Thomas, Fore st

CORN MERCHANTS.

Branscombe Henry, Fore st
Hipper - , Quay, Dodbroke
Lindon Richard, Quay
Strong Henry, Salcombe

CURRIERS AND LEATHER CUTTERS.

Dinnis James, Fore st
Luscombe William, Dodbroke

DRESS MAKERS.

Eddy Jane, Fore st
Hoare Ellen, Fore st
Newland Sarah, Dodbroke

FIRE, &c. OFFICE AGENTS.

ALLIANCE, Francis Stentiford Randall, Mill st
COUNTY, John Eddy, Fore st
NORWICH UNION, James Dunnicombe Thomas, Fore st
SUN, William weymouth, Fore st
WEST OF ENGLAND, Geo. Winsor, Fore st & Hy. Strong, Salcombe

GROCERS & TEA DEALERS.

Heath John, Fore st
Light & Lakeman, Fore st
Nicholson John, jun. Fore st
Peek Samuel, Fore st
Randall Peter, Fore st
Stoneman William, Fore st

HATTERS.

Nicholls Henry, Fore st
Pound George, Fore st

INNS AND PUBLIC HOUSES.

Anchor, Richard Jarvis, Fore st
Duke of Wellington, Jno. Ball, Fore st
Exeter Inn, George Bignell, Fore st
Fountain, Andrew Scoble, Dodbroke
Globe, Benjamin Dingle, Mill st
Golden Lion, John Burgoyne, Fore st
King of Prussia, Rt. Grant, Dodbroke
King's Arms, Andw. Winsor, Fore st
London Inn, William Osborn, Fore st

IRONMONGERS.

Beer William, bottom of Fore st
Distin John, Fore st
Lidstone John, Duck st
Nicholson John, jun. Fore st

JOINERS & CARPENTERS.

Anniss John, Quay, Dodbroke
Lapthorne James, Mill st
Weeks Samuel Took, Dodbroke
Willcocks Thomas, Duncombe st

LINEN & WOOLLEN DRAPERS.

Adams John, Fore st
Burnell Sally, Fore st
Carpenter Thomas, Fore st
Dinnis James, Fore st
Elliott Richard, Fore st
Heath John, Fore st
Lavers Thomas, Fore st
Lavers William, Fore st
Scoble Andrew, Duck st
Shepherd Thomas, Fore st

MALTSTERS.

Bignell George, Fore st
Grant Robert, Dodbroke
Hingston Jos. jun. Quay, Dodbroke
Randall Peter, Fore st
Scoble Andrew, Dodbroke
Stone Nicholas, Dodbroke
Stribling Henry, Dodbroke
Weymouth & Crimp, Quay, Dodbrke
Weymouth William, Fore st

PAINTERS & GLAZIERS.

Bennett Richard, Fore st
Emmott Thomas, Dodbroke
Quarm George, Fore st

SADDLERS.

Cranch Joseph, Fore st
Hannaford John, Fore st
Lopes George, Dodbroke
Scoble Andrew, Duck st

SHOPKEEPERS.

Hooper John, Mill st
Humphreys Joseph, Dodbroke

STRAW HAT MAKERS.

Luscombe Hannah, Fore st
Scoble Selina, Fore st

SURGEONS.

Bridgman John Henry, Fore st
Edwards John, Fore st
Elliott & Toms, Fore st
Ford William Charles, Fore st
Gillard Richard, Fore st

TAILORS.

Pike John, Duck st
Roberts William Robert, Fore st
Sharland Thomas, Fore st

TALLOW CHANDLERS.

Gillard Nicholas, Fore st
Weymouth William, Fore st
Winsor William, Fore st

TANNERS.

Beer Samuel, Dodbroke
Branscombe Henry (& tellmonger) Fore st
Grant Henry & Robert, Dodbroke

TIMBER MERCHANTS.

Hingston Jos. jun. Quay, Dodbroke
Jordan John, Dodbroke

WATCH & CLOCK MAKERS & SILVERSMITHS.

Bennett James, Fore st
Bentley Samuel, Fore st
Smale Timothy (and working jeweller) Fore st
Tickell John, Fore st

WHEELWRIGHTS.

Blake Richard, Fore st
Martin Thomas, Dodbroke

WINE & SPIRIT MERCHANT.

Randall Francis Stentiford, Mill st

Miscellaneous.

Bellacott Hugh, excise officer, Duck st
Frost Philip, dyer, Fore st
Hammeth Robt. cabinet maker, Fore st
Moore Wm. seedsman, Duncombe st
Pince George, glover, Fore st
Prideaux Elizabeth and Jane, distributors
of stamps and toy dealers, Fore st
Prideaux Geo. woollen manufactr. Mill st
Richards Thos. excise officer, Dodbroke
Taylor Gilbert, basket maker, Dodbroke
Thomas John, rope and twine manufacturer, Quay, Dodbroke

CARRIERS.


FROM DODBROKE

To DARTMOUTH, Richard Foad, every Wednesday and Friday - and Henry Branscombe, every Saturday
To EXETER, John Foales and William Lidstone, every Monday & Wednesday.
To PLYMOUTH, Joseph Foales, from Dodbroke, and Thomas Haynes, from Duck st, every Monday and Thursday.

CONVEYANCE BY WATER.

COASTING VEHICLES

To LONDON, the Fame, Henry Langworthy, master;
the Pyramus, John Brian, master;
the George, Thomas Pullenden, master;
the Lord Nelson, Stephen Catt, master;
the Brothers, J. Gest, master;
the Charles, Richard Lamble, master;
the Albion, John Bowden, master;
the Lark, Wm. Collings, master;
and the Commerce, - Thomas, master.

- One of the above vessels sails every week for Carpenter Smith's wharf. - Mr. Wm. Weymouth, agent, Fore st.

Boats to Salcombe every tide.