London and Provincial New Commercial Directory,

London, J. Pigot & Co. (1830)

Transcribed by John BISHOP <100041.1516[at]compuserve[dot]com> and made available with his kind permission.

Appledore is a small sea port town in the hundred of Shebbear situated on the side of a hill about 3 miles downstream of Bideford....... Appledore has long been the resort of the neighbouring gentry, when they wished to inhale its breezes and bathe in its pellucid waters........ It is well supplied with fish and all other articles, by its own markets, and those of Bideford & Barnstaple. .....The sea views are remarkably fine and the walks and rides in the vicnity of the town partake of all that romantic scenery for which the norther coast of Devon has ever been so much admired.

Post Office Ann Hill postmistress


Blith, Mrs. Elizabeth, Appledore
Brooks, Mrs. Catherine, Appledore
Butt, Mrs. Harriet, Appledore
Chalmers, Sir Chas. bart. Appledore
Dennis, John, gent (surgeon) Appledore
Harding, Miss. Appledore
Hogg, Major Thomas, Odun Hall
Hooper, Jno. gent,(surgeon) Appledore
Husband, Mrs. John Bake, Northam
Lloyd, Rev. Richard, Northam
Miles, Mrs. Elizabeth, Appledore
Mill, Rev.Thomas. Northam
Ogilvie, Capt. Alex, John, Appledore
Reynolds, Jas. Jones, gent, Northam
Strange, the Misses, Appledore
Tetherly, Samuel, gent, Appledore
Williams, Capt. R.N., Appledore
Wills, Mrs. Elizabeth, Appledore
Wren, Josias, gent, Appledore
Wren, William, gent, Appledore


Chapple, Elizabeth, Appledore
Herman, Benjamin, Appledore
Lewis, Thomas, Appledore
Varcoe, Ann, Appledore


Champion of Wales, Robert Day, Appledore
Coach & Horses, William Burnicle, Appledore
Full Moon, Eliz. Evans, Appledore
Globe Inn, Philip Lang, Appledore
Kings Head, Sml. Sanders, Northam
Red Lion, Mary, Fishwick Appledore
Royal Hotel, Rd.Barwick, Appledore
Shipwrights Arms, John Jenkins, Appledore
Swan, Phillip Gay, Appledore
Swan, Anne Tuplin, Northam
Tavern, William Cocks, Appledore
Unicorn, Thomas Halls, Appledore


(in Appledore unless otherwise mentioned)

Bassett, John, Shoemaker, Northam
Bassett, Joseph, Tailor
Beara, John, Tailor & Draper
Bowden, Theodosia, Grocer & Draper
Brooks, Jane, Milliner & Dressmaker
Brooks, Mary, Draper
Chappel, William, Rope-maker
Clibbett, William, Ship Builder
Clibbett, William, Jun. Ship Builder
Cock, James, Joiner
Cook, Thos., Wheelwright, Northam
Cook, Thomas, Block Maker
Dart, Rd. Brazier, Plumber & ironmonger
Endell, Thomas, Confectioner
Evans, Mary, Shopkeeper
Green, Thomas, Ship Builder
Hartnol, Charles, Shoemaker
Haynes, William, Block Maker
Hillman, Susannah, Shopkeeper
Hortop, Thos. Shoemaker, Northam
Hutchings, John, Cooper
Lang, Peter, Grocer & Leather cutter
Lewis, Simon, Coal Merchant
Mugford, Jno. Shoemaker, Northam
Parrett, Humphrey, Block-maker
Penny, John, Maltster
Penny, William, Grocer
Pode, Thomas, Shoemaker
Popham, Thomas, Sailmaker
Rice, Ann, Shopkeeper
Rook, Wm., Blacksmith, Northam
Sanders, Edward, Boat Builder
Sanders, John, Blacksmith, Northam
Saxon, Petternell, Shopkeeper
Sergeant, Robt., Painter & Glazier
Stapleton, William, Tailor
Swindel, Phillis, Draper
Vernon, Elizabeth, Draper & Tea Dealer
Vernon, Richard, Lime Burner
Vernon, Samuel, Maltster
Williams, Henry, Tallow Chandler
Williams, John, Boat Builder
Williams, Jno. Wheelwright, Northam
Wiliams, John Grove, Shopkeeper
Williams Wm. & Geo., Sail makers
Wood, John, Blacksmith

Conveyance By Water

To Barnstaple....James Rival's "BOAT " with goods & passengers (every Mon, Wed, and Friday)