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

"HUISH, a parish in the hundred of Shebbear, county Devon, 5 miles N. of Hatherleigh, its post town, 8 S. of Torrington, and 12 W. of Eggesford. It is a small irregular village situated on the river Torridge, and on the W. side of the valley. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £117. Pipe and potters' clay are found. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £194. The church, dedicated to St. James, is a small ancient structure, with a tower containing three bells. Heanton House is the principal residence; it is a modern mansion, and is the seat of Lord Clinton, who is lord of the manor and principal landowner."

"SILVERHILL, a hamlet in the parish of Huish, county Devon, 4 miles S.W. of Kingsbridge."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003