Transcribed from William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Devonshire 1850, by Terry Partridge.

CHARLETON, a small village in two portions, on the east side of the estuary, 2 miles S.S.E. of Kingsbridge, has in its parish 703 inhabitants, and 2379A. 3R. 35P. of land, including the hamlets of Goveton and Lidestone, and part of Frogmore village, which is partly in Sherford and South Pool parishes. Lord Asburton is lord of the manor of Charleton, and that of Frogmore is claimed by Lady Sandys, but is in dispute. Part of the parish belongs to other freeholders, among whom are W. J. Clarke, W. R. Ilbert, and F. Wells, Esqrs., and John and Henry Grills. Slade, a new and handsome residence in the northern part of this parish, is the seat of Capt. Fortescue Wells, whose grandfather married the heiress of the Fortescues, of Fallapit, where his eldest son took their name. The Church (St. Mary) ia an ancient structure, with a tower and four bells. It was thoroughly renovated in 1849-50, at the cost of about £1000, when the nave and aisles were mostly rebuilt, and new windows were inserted with mullions of Caen stone. The old screen, rood loft, sedilia, and piscina, remain, and all the new parts are in unison with the old. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £31. 8s. 4d., and in 1831 at £525, is in the patronage of Lord Ashburton, and in the incumbency of the Rev. Thos. Twysden, M.A., who has a pleasant residence, and 30A. 3R. 33P. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1840 for £557 per annum. An old cottage was given at an early period by Wm. Bowring, for the use of the parish and poor.


Marked 2 are in East Charleton ; 3, West Charleton; 4, Frogmore; and 5, in Goveton.Boon Wm. parish clerk
2 Crimp Wm. beer seller
4 Ellworthy Mr John
3 Finch Wm. vict. New Inn
5 Hosking Hy. vict. Commercial
2 Hutchings Rd. grocer and draper
Matthews Wm.
Shortland Lieut. Willoughby, R.N. Cutland
Twysden Rev Thos., M.A. Rectory
Wells Capt. Fortescue, R.A. Slade


5 Grills Henry
4 Hind Wm.


5 Frost Israel
3 Lakey John


Coaker Wm.
Cole John
Cole Stephen
Dimond Faby
2 Finch Jacob
3 Finch Wm.
Grills Jno. & Hy. Lower Tor
Hingston John
Jordain John
3 Luscombe Hy.
3 Palfrey John
Prettejohn Abm., Lidstone
3 Smith Jno. and Nathaniel
Toll John
Widger Wm.
5 Wyatt John
5 Wyatt Josias

POST from New Inn to Kingsbridge, 3 aft.