From White's Devonshire Directory of 1850

Transcribed by Neil Stanton

MARYSTOWE, or Stowe St. Mary, is a scattered parish on both sides of the Lyd. valley, from 6 to 8 miles N.W. by N. of Tavistock. It contains 574 souls, and 2895 acres of land, including the hamlets of Cholwell and Dipperton, and part of the village of Lew Down. (See page 802) It is mostly in the manors of Sydenham and Raddon Allerford, which belong to J. H. Tremayne, Esq., of Sydenharn House, a large Elizabethan mansion, with tasteful grounds, on the banks of the Lyd. It was built by Sir Thomas Wise, who was knighted at the coronation of James I. It contains some fine portraits of the Wise and Tremayne families; and was garrisoned for the king, till taken by Colonel Holbourn, in January 1645. The Gould, Harris, Pellow, and other families, have estates in the parish. The Church is a handsome structure, with a tower and six bells, and was cleansed and renovated about ten years ago. J. H. Tremayne, Esq., is impropriator of the great tithes, and patron of the vicarage, valued in K.B. at £12. 16s. 0½d, and in 1831 at £321, with that of Thrushelton annexed to it. The Rev. E. E. Rimell is the incumbent, and has a good residence and 114A. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1849, the rectorial for £186. 19s., and the vicarial for £168. 7s. The poor have £20 a year from Tremayne's Charity.

Davey Jonth. schoolmaster, Lew Down
Gough Wm. Henry, beer seller
Reddicliff Rd. gentleman, Lew Down
Rimmell Rev. Edw. Edgcumbe, vicar
Smale Thomas, house steward
Soper Wait blacksmith
Spry Rd. wheelwright, Lew Down
Tremayne John Hearle, Esq., Sydenham House


Bickle Wm.
Burnard John
Chown John
Cory Richard
Cudlipp Joseph
Cornelius Mary
Doidge George
Gimlett Robert
Helson George
Mason Thomas
Steer Sampson Luscombe Barton
White John
Walters Brothers

Post and Carriers from Lew Down

Brian Randell, 31 Aug 2003