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

"LANDCROSS, a parish in the hundred of Shebbear, county Devon, 2 miles S.E. of Bideford, its nearest railway station and post town, and 4 N.E. of Great Torrington. It is a small village situated on a peninsula formed by the river Torridge and the high road from Bideford to Torrington. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. Stone is quarried for building purposes. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £63. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £81. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is an ancient stone structure, with a spired tower containing one bell. General Monk, afterwards Duke of Albemarle, was baptised in this church. There is a place of worship for the Wesleyans. The trustees of the late Lord Rolle are lords of the manor and principal landowners."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003