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

"HOLNE, a parish in the hundred of Stanborough, county Devon, 4 miles W. of Ashburton, its post town, and 10 N.W. of Totnes. It is a small village situated on the river Dart, which passes through a wooded dell. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in agriculture. Holne Chase, consisting of extensive woods and moorland, is about half a mile N.E. of the village, and extends over a large portion of Dartmoor. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Exeter, value £233. The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and has a square embattled tower containing five bells. In the interior of the church is an ancient font and screen. The parochial charities produce about £7 17s. per annum, with the rent of a house and plot of land for church repairs. Here is a National school in which a Sunday-school is also held. Holne Park is the principal residence. Sir Bourchier Palk Wrey, Bart., is lord of the manor."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003