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WEST OGWELL

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]

"WEST OGWELL, a parish in the hundred of Wonford, county Devon, 3 miles W. of Newton-Abbot, its railway station and post town. The village, which consists of a few farmhouses, is situated about a mile from the Newton and Ashburton road, and is wholly agricultural. On West Hill there is a quarry of madrepose marble. Iron and manganese exist in the neighbourhood. The soil consists of a mixture of heavy clay and light red loam, on a subsoil of clay and limestone. Sir H. Seale's hounds meet in this neighbourhood. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £105, and the glebe comprises 22 acres. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter, value £127. The church is an ancient stone structure, with a tower containing three bells. The font is of white freestone, and there are three ancient stone stalls or sedilia. 1'. G. E. Taylor, Esq., is lord of the manor.

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003