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

"DENBURY, a parish in the hundred of Haytor, in the county of Devon, 5½ miles from Totnes, and 2 S.W. of Newton Abbot railway station. It is situated near Denbury Down, and was formerly a market town belonging to Tavistock Abbey. There are slate and lime quarries. Manganese has been occasionally found near the surface. The inhabitants are employed in agriculture, weaving of serge for the factories at Ashburton and Buckfastleigh, and in the fisheries. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter, value £173, in the patronage of the Rev. J. H. Reibey. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, contains monuments to the Taylor family. The charities amount to £24 per annum. There is a Baptist chapel, also a National school for both sexes, with an endowment of £30 per annum. J. Taylor, Esq., is lord of the manor. On Denbury Down is a Roman camp covering six acres. A fair is held on the 11th September."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003