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.) fromAshburton, containing 1122 inhabitants. The living isa vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Totness, and dioceseof Exeter, rated in the king's books at £17. 9. 7; andin the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Windsor.The church, which is dedicated to St. Michael, containssome modern screen-work. In 1663, Jane Ford devised arent-charge for the education of poor children: the presentincome is about £26 per annum, and fifty childrenare educated. Pipe and potters clay, and lead-ore, maybe obtained in this parish; the Stover raihvay pasessthrough the north-eastern part of it.