"HENNOCK, a small village, on an eminence overlooking the Teign valley, 3 miles W.N.W. of Chudleigh, has in its parish 828 inhabitants, and 3469 acres of land, including the hamlet of Knighton, or Chudleigh Knighton, which has 234 inhabitants, and a small village in the valley, 2 miles S.W. of Chudleigh. The parish also includes Warmhill, and many scattered houses, and abounds in tin and iron ore, which is about to be worked by the "Hennock Iron-Steel and Tin Mining Company,", . . . Lead and copper are also found here . . . Pipe and potters' clay is found at Knighton. The parish is mostly in the same manors as Bovey Tracey; but the soil is chiefly freehold, belonging to Sir L.V. Palk, Lord Exmouth, the Duke of Somerset, Wm. Harris, John Caunter, C. Winstanley, and A. Chichester, Esqrs., and several smaller owners. The Church (St. Mary,) is a large ancient edifice, in the early perpendicular style, with a tower and five bells. . . . The vicarage, valued in K.B. at £16, and in 1831 at £206, is in the patronage of J. Mason, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Wm. Woolcoombe, of Christow." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish in Teignbridge Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Totnes and the Diocese of Exeter. Regarded by some as part of the Dartmoor area.