"STOKE-GABRIEL, a parish in the hundred of Haytor, county Devon, 4 miles S.E. of Totness, its post town, and 6 W. of Brixham. The village, which is chiefly agricultural, is situated on the river Dart. The parish includes the hamlets of Ash, Watton, and Portbridge, and once had a chantry at Watton Court. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter, value £163. The church, dedicated to St. Gabriel, is an ancient edifice with a tower containing six bells; it was restored in 1855. The register dates from 1530. The parochial charities produce about £10 per annum. There is also £10 for church repairs, realised from rent of the "Church House" inn. There is a National school for both sexes, supported by voluntary contributions. The Baptists have a chapel. Davis, who discovered the straits in North America, was born at Sandridge in 1585. J. G. J. Templar, Esq., is lord of the manor."