A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
MARY-STOW, a parish in the hundred of LIFTON, county of DEVON, 6½ miles (N. N. W.) from Tavistock, containing 376 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage with the curacy of Thrushelton, in the archdeaconry of Totness, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £12. 16. 0½. The Rev. H. H. Tremayne was patron in 1824. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has an ancient stone font and two stone stalls. On the manor of Sydenham is an old mansion, erected early in the seventeenth century, by Sir Thomas Wise, and garrisoned by some of the adherents of Charles I., from whom it was taken by Colonel Holbourn, in 1645: it is a large building, occupying three sides of a triangle.