A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
HEMPSTON (BROAD), a parish in the hundred of HAYTOR, county of DEVON, 4 miles (S. E.) from Ashburton, containing 789 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Totness, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £25. 6. 8., and in the patronage of the Crown. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. A charity school is supported by donations and subscriptions.