A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
HOLNE, a parish in the hundred of STANBOROUGH, county of DEVON, 4 miles (W.) from Ashburton, containing 410 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Totness, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £8. 5. 5., and in the patronage of the Crown. The church once belonged to the abbey of Buckfastleigh; it contains a stone font in the early English style, and a rood-loft and screen. The river Dart here rapidly pursues its course through a romantic dell of rock, beautifully fringed with wood.