From Slater's Directory of ... Devon ... 1852

Transcribed by Caroline <tilburycm <AT> netscape.net>

NORTH TAWTON, a small market town, is situated in the hundred of the same name, distant 20 miles from Exeter, 7 from Oakhampton, and 12 from the railway station at Crediton. The church, dedicated to St. Mary [sic], is an ancient building; the living is a rectory, of which the Rev. Henry Hole is the present incumbent. There is likewise a chapel for Independents.

The market, which had been discontinued for some times, was revived a few years ago, and a convenient markethouse erected in 1849; it is held on Thursday, and is well attended. There is a large woollen manufactory adjacent to the town, affording employment to a number of hands; and at South Tawton, four miles distant are the most extensive lime quarries found in the county of Devon. The population, according to the late census of 1851, was 1,906.

POST OFFICE, William COLLIHILE, Post Master - Letters from London, Exeter, and all parts of England, arrive every morning at eight, and are despatched at five in the afternoon.

Gentry & Clergy  
BURKETT Rev. [__] North Tawton
CROOTE Mr. George Crook Farm
DURANT Captain [__] North Tawton
HOARE Henry Arthur, Esq. Oxenham House
HOLE Rev. Henry Rectory, North Tawton
ORCHARD William, Esq. Ashbridge House
PALTRIDGE Mr. James Sandford
RICHARDS Rev. G. P. Sampford Courtney
SHARP Rev. Thomas North Tawton
SKINNER John, Esq. Westcott
STREET Mr. (__] North Tawton
Academies & Schools  
BURN Mary (day)
PYKE Hugh (day)
RODD Francis (day)
Professional Persons  
BUDD Christian surgeon
FULFORD Robert attorney, & agent to the West of England fire, &c. office
GILLARD George attorney
LETHEREN John Molland auctioneer, & agent to the Farmers' fire, &c. office
MORRIS John William surgeon
PYKE Hugh agent to the Norwich Union fire & life office
Inns & Public Houses  
BICKHAM John "Gostrick Arms" (commercial)
DREW John "Seven Stars", South Tawton
DURANT William "George"
FISHER William "Ring of Bells"
HAWKINS William "Fountain"
SNELL John "New Inn", Sampford Courtney
Shopkeepers & Traders  
ASH Alexander beer retailer
BLIGHT Samuel bookseller & tailor
BULLEID Samuel brewer & maltster
CHAPPLE John registrar of births, &c.
COLLIHOLE William saddler & harness maker
DAY Samuel blacksmith
DAY William blacksmith & shopkeeper
DURANT William saddler
FEWIUS William miller, South Tawton
FINCH Charles shopkeeper, South Tawton
FISHER William maltster
FOOT James inland revenue officer
GIBBINGS Henry draper & grocer
GIBBINGS Mary straw bonnet maker
GOULD Thomas watch & clock maker
GOURNAN Thomas boot & shoe maker
GUEST John supervisor, Inland Revenue Office, "Gostrick Arms"
HOARE Henry Arthur lime burner, South Tawton
HOOPER Henry beer retailer
HOOPER Richard shopkeeper
LETHEREN Richard draper, grocer & stamp distributor
LETHEREN Thomas timber merchant
PEDLER William draper & tea dealer
PYKE Hugh boot maker & parish clerk
PYKE John baker
RYAN John baker & confectioner
STAUNTON Joseph grocer & druggist
STONEMAN Robert butcher
STONEMAN Rhomas tailor & shopkeeper
TAMLIN Thomas ironmonger & plumber
TAVERNER Charles miller
TAVERNER James miller, Newland Mills
TAYLOR Lancelot boot &c. maker
TAYLOR Mary shopkeeper
TUCKER Geo. tailor & shopkeeper
VICARY William tanner
VILVEN Richard tailor & shopkeeper
WESTERN James carrier & seedsman
WHITE John breeches maker
WILCOX John baker
YEO John game dealer & shopkeeper, Sampford Courtney
Woollen Manufacturer  

To BUDE & STRATTON, the "Royal Mail" through Hatherleigh & Holsworth from the "Gostrick Arms", every morning at eight
To EXETER, the "Royal Mail", through Crediton & Bow; from the "Gostrick Arms", every afternoon at five

The nearest Station, is at CREDITON, twelve miles distant; conveyance by the "Royal Mail", as stated above

To EXETER & CREDITON, William KEMP, Monday & Thursday Ann ADAMS, Wednesday
To HATHERLEIGH, William KEMP, Tuesday & Friday Ann ADAMS, Friday