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HEMYOCK

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

"HEMYOCK, a parish in the hundred of Hemyock, county Devon, 8 miles N. of Honiton, and 11 N.E. of Tiverton. Cullompton is its post town. It is situated on the river Culm, and contains the hamlet of Culm David. Here are the ruins of an old moated castle, which formerly belonged to the Hidons, Dinhams, Pophams, Leighs, &c., and was garrisoned during the civil war of Charles I. for the parliament. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £694. The church, which was rebuilt in 1847, is dedicated to St. Mary; it is a commodious structure, with a tower containing five bells. The parochial charities produce about £10 per annum. Mrs. P. Simcoe is lady of the manor. At the northern extremity of the parish is a large cairn called Simon's Barrow."

"CULM-DAVY, a hamlet in the parish and hundred of Hemyock, in the county of Devon, 2 miles N.E. of Culmstock. It is situated on the river. Culme, and has a small chapel."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003