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

"LODDISWELL, a parish in the hundreds of Coleridge and Stanborough, county Devon, 3 miles N.W. of Kingsbridge, its post town, and 10 S.W. of Totnes. The village, which is considerable, is built on the banks of the river Avon, in the vicinity of Blackdown camp. The parish includes the hamlet of Stanton, and, for ecclesiastical purposes, Buckland-Tout-Saints, though in other respects a separate parish. Copper has been found; and the neighbourhood yields clay suitable for the manufacture of yellow ochre. A news and reading-room has been established for the use of the people. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of 1266; and the vicarial glebe comprises 103 acres, valued at £250 per annum. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Exeter, value, with the curacy of Buckland-Tout-Saints annexed, £443, in the patronage of trustees. The church of St. Michael is a stone edifice, with a square tower. It contains monuments of the Arundels and Fortescues. The parochial charities produce about £75 per annum, partly arising from property bequeathed in 1725 by R. Phillips, Esq., for the relief of the poor. The Independents have a chapel, to which is attached a good school."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003