LITTLEHAM (Near Bideford)

From White's Devonshire Directory of 1850

LITTLEHAM, a village and parish, 2 miles S. by W. of Bideford, has 390 souls, and 1290 acres of land. Mrs. and Miss Anthony are ladies of the manor, owners of a great part of the soil, and patrons of the rectory, valued in K.B. at £14. 16s. 10½d., and in 1831 at £241, and now held by the Rev. J. L. Harding, B.A., who has 97A. of glebe, and an elegant residence, in the Grecian style, with a beautiful lawn, &c. The tithes were commuted in 1811 for £204 per annum. The Church (St. Andrew,) is a small antique fabric, with a tower and four bells. Its windows are enriched with stained glass, and the fabric was repaired and beautified in 1848-9, at the cost of about £200. J. Heal, Esq., and a few smaller owners have estates in the parish. The poor have the interest of £16.10s., and there is in the village a small Wesleyan chapel.

Crealock Jas. shoemkr. & vict. Hoop
Harding Bev. John Limebear, B.A. Rectory
Marshall Wm. tailor
Shutt John, mason, &c.
Sing Thomas, shoemaker
Touchet John, gent. High Park


Dennis, Alex.
Hearn Wm.


Dennis Richd.
Grigg John


Ball Wm.
Clarke Henry
Copp John
Dennis Wm.
Dullam John
Ford Michael
Heywood Wm., Court
Jones George
Morrish John
Morrish Richd.
Prouse Thos.
Tucker Thos.

Brian Randell, 26 Aug 1999