A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
ILSINGTON, a parish in the hundred of TEINGBRIDGE, county of DEVON, 4¾ miles (N. N. E.) from Ashburton, containing 1122 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Totness, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £17. 9. 7; and in the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church, which is dedicated to St. Michael, contains some modern screen-work. In 1663, Jane Ford devised a rent-charge for the education of poor children: the present income is about £26 per annum, and fifty children are educated. Pipe and potters clay, and lead-ore, may be obtained in this parish; the Stover raihvay pasess through the north-eastern part of it.