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North Lew


A Topographical Dictionary of England


 Samuel Lewis (1831)

Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)

LEW (NORTH), a parish in the hundred of BLACK TORRINGTON, county of DEVON, 4 miles (S. W. by S.) from Hatherleigh, containing 868 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Totness, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £27. 8. 9., and in the patronage of the Crown. The church is dedicated to St. Thomas &agreave; Becket. At Redcliffe, within this parish, are the remains of an ancient chapel, and near it a quarry of excellent freestone.