"HUNTSHAW, or Hunshaw, 3 miles N.E. of Torrington, has in its parish 296 souls, and 1962 acres of land, mostly belonging to Lord Clinton, the lord of the manor and patron of the rectory, valued in K.B. at £11. 7s. 1d., and in 1831 at £200. The Rev. C.D.M. Drake is the rector, and has 36A. of glebe, and a good residence, in a picturesque valley. The tithes were commuted in 1844, for £151 per annum. The Church (St. Mary,) has a tower and three bells, and the parish sends two boys to the Free School at Wear Gifford. The Church Lands &c., comprise 3 gardens, 2 orchards, 4 houses, and a blacksmith's shop; and the poor have about £2 yearly from John Lovering's Charity, and an annuity of 20s. left by Edm. Dennis." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish in Fremington Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and the Diocese of Exeter.