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Harrod's Directory of Holcombe Rogus (1878)

Transcribed by

Richard Farmer

Holcombe Rogus is a parish and village 6 miles from Wellington and 1½ from Burlescombe railway station, in the north division of the county, hundred of Bampton, union and county court district of Wellington (Somerset), diocese and archdeaconry of Exeter, and rural deanery of Tiverton. The church is dedicated to All Saints, and has a tower containing five bells. The living is a vicarage, annual value £300, with residence, in the gift of W.C.Rayer, Esq, who is also lord of the manor. The Rev. John Pascoe Mayne is the vicar. The Baptists have a chapel. There are two schools for boys and girls. The acreage is 3000, of which the chief owners are Rev. E.Fursdon, R.H. Clarke, Esq and Mr John Hill. The population is about 740.

POSTAL REGULATIONS - The nearest money-order and telegraph office is at Sampford Peverell. Post town, Wellington.

Grigg Nathaniel Batt, Esq. (Surgeon) Timewells House
Mayne Rev. John Pascoe, vicar, Vicarage
Rayer Williamm Carew. Esq Holcombe Court
Angwin Benjamin, schoolmaster
Beedell William, baker
Bowerman Robert, carpenter
Clarke Charles, beer retailer
Coleman Sarah, schoolmistress
Davey Thomas, butcher
Elworthy William, malster and brewer
Fowler James, gamekeeper for W.C. Rayer Esq.
Fry William, blacksmith
Holmden Richard, huntsman to W.C.Rayer's fox hounds
Hooper Thomas, boot and shoe maker
Jones Richard, general builder
May William, blacksmith,
Norrish Thomas, tailor
Owsley Vincent, grocer and draper
Parkhouse Harriett, grocer and draper
Pool Philip, tailor
Russell Henry, lime merchant
Scott James, grocer
Scott John, chair manufacturer
Seal Henry, carpenter
Talbot Hugh, baker

Tooze John, assistant-overseer, collector of poor rates and sub-postmaster
Tooze Thomas, bootmaker
Trevelyan John, beer retailer and wheelwright
Tristram Thomas, wheelwright
Vicary Henry, "Prince of Wales"
Warren William chair manufacturer
Wright J, butcher and victualler, "New Inn"
Wright Samuel and Walter, blacksmiths
Yellen James, general builder

Buckwell John
Carpenter William Henry
Channing Thomas Bending
Farrant Samuel
Goss Andrew
Greenslade Stephen
Hellings Charles
Hill John
Merson Thomas
Salter John
Tristram James
White John
White Mark

Brian Randell, 5 Aug 2005