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

"MILTON-ABBOT, a parish in the hundred of Tavistock, county Devon, 6 miles N.W. of Tavistock, its post town. The village, which is of large extent, is situated on the high road from Tavistock to Launceston, near the river Tamar, and is wholly agricultural. The Anglo-Swiss domain of the Duke of Bedford, distinguished for landscape gardening, is situated within this parish. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £384, and the vicarial for £416. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Exeter, value £557. The church, dedicated to St. Constantine, is a stone structure, with a square pinnacled tower containing six bells. The parochial charities produce about £32 per annum. There is a girls' school, and the boys of this and the adjoining parishes are educated at the expense of the Duke of Bedford. Endsleigh Cottage, inhabited and erected at the expense of the Duke of Bedford, is the principal residence."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003