A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
HUNTSHAW, a parish in the hundred of FREMINGTON,county of DEVON, 3 miles (N. N. E.) from GreatTorrington, containing 291 inhabitants. The living isa rectory, in the archdeaconry of Barnstaple, anddiocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £11.7.1.The Earl of Orford was patron in 1787. The churchis dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene. John Lovering,in 1671, bequeathed £200 to purchase lands, a moietyof the proceeds of which, viz., £16, is applied in teachingsixteen children. Huntshaw has also the right ofsending two poor boys to the school at Wear-Gifford.