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EGG-BUCKLAND

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

"EGG-BUCKLAND, a parish in the hundred of Roborough, county Devon, 3 miles N.E. of Plymouth, its post town. It is situated near the river Plym, and contains the hamlet of Eastover and part of Knackersknowle, with the extra-parochial place Laria Green. Copper ore has been found, and the slate quarries are extensively worked. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Exeter, value £500, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church is an ancient structure partly built with stone from Buckland Abbey. It is dedicated to St. Erasmus. The parochial charities produce about £25 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes. Christopher Tolchard, Esq., is lord of the manor. Widey Court, the principal residence, was, during the civil wars of Charles I., occupied by Prince Maurice as his head-quarters. A fair is held on the second Wednesday in June.

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003