Extracts from an 1857 trades directory, for NORTHAM with the Townships of EAST AND WEST APPLEDORE, Devon, UK

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

Northam is a large village and parish, about a mile and a half from Bideford, and the same distance from Appledore, and contains 4190 acres of land, including water area; the number of inhabitants in 1851 was 3680. Bideford is the polling place, and the number of voters in 1857 was 198. There are many neat villas and residences in the neighbourhood, and the antiquary will here find food for contemplation, this being the place where Hubba, the Danish chief, landed in 878. On the sea coast is a vast tract of land or common, called the 'Burrows' containing about 800 acres. On these Burrows is a long ridge of pebbles, extending nearly three miles, called the 'Pebble Ridge,' but by what means they accumulated is inknown, as the coast in that locality is free from stones and rocks.

APPLEDORE is about a mile and a half from Northam, which place, says Westcote, who wrote in the time of Charles I., within the memory of persons then living contained only two poor houses, although it then equalled many market towns in the number of houses and inhabitants; its state at the present time affords a striking contrast to the above. At East Appledore is a splendid dry dock (built by Wm. Yeo, Esq., of Richmond House), which is capable of receiving vessels of very large dimentions. The chief trade is in coasting and fishing, in which a considerable business is done. It is the first harbour within the bar of the estuary of the rivers Taw and Torridge, and is subordinate to the port of Bideford.

The Parish Church, dedecated to St. Mary the Virgin,is an extensive structure, in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles of Gothic architecture. It comprises a nave, with north aisle; chancel, with north chancel aisle; south transept; south porch and western tower, all of large dimentions. The interior is remarkable for the excellence of its open roofs, and when the chancel is restored in the same style, the whole will present one of the best specimens of roofing in the county. The windows throughout have been renewed in Forest of Dean stone, and are well worthy of inspection as specimines of masonery. The tower is divided into three stages, and rises to a height of 96 feet at the top of the battlements. The fabric has received very extensive restorations under the directions of Mr. Mackintosh, architect of Exeter; and when the interior shall have been reseated, and the chancel renovated, it will be one of the most striking and interesting of the North Devon churches. The living is a Discharged Vicarage, in the gift of the Dean, and Canons of Windsor. Rev. Isaac H. Gossett, M.A., Vicar; Mr George Moore, Clerk.

The District Church is between East and West Appledore: it is a very neat erection, and chaste in design, erected in 1836. Rev. Edward Reynolds, B.A., Incumbent Mr. James Hooper, Clerk.

Chapels: there is a small Congregational Chapel in the centre of the village; Rev. J. Whiting, Minister; and a Methodist Chapel; no stated minister.In East Appledore is a Congregational Chapel; Rev.E. Hipwood, Minister. The Wesleyan Chapel is a short distance from the top of the village leading to Northam; no stated minister. There is a Bethel Chapel in Market Street, and the Plymouth Bretheren meet in a room; no stated ministers. In West Appledore is a small Baptist Chapel; Rev. Ebenezer Hands,Minister.At Northam Bridge is a Methodist Chapel; no regular minister.

The National Schools are at the entrance into the village from Bideford, and are supported by contributions and the payments of the children. Number of scholars, 150. Mr G. Moore, Master; Mrs S. Moore, Mistress.

The Infant Schools, erected by Mrs Thorold, of Cleveland, are supported by that lady. Number of children, about 50. Mrs. Ann Pengelly, Mistress.

Alphabetical List of Clergy, Gentry, Etc.

Allen Joseph H., Esq., Chircombe
Benson Mr. Thomas B., Dock Cottage
Blyth Captain John W., Watertown
Bowen Mr. JAmes, Diddywell House.
Braginton William D., Esq., Bidna
Campbell Thomas B., Glenburnie
Conyers Mrs. General, Bank Side Villa
Duncan Captain, Rock Cottage
Dunn Miss, Glentower
Fursdon Mrs.
Gane Mr. William, Myrtle Cottage
Gossett Rev. Isaac Henry, M.A., Vicar, Vicarage
Gould James, Esq., Magistrate, Knapp
Hake Mrs. Fredrica, boarding school, Orchard Hill House
Harger Frank, Esq., R.N., Clift House
Heathcote Cockshutt, Esq., Raleigh
Hodges Mrs., Underborough House
Hooper Mrs
Incledon Miss Frances, Fordlands
Jones Mr Thomas, Marine Cottage
Kingdon Rev. Charles F., Bote Hyde
Lang Frederick H., Esq., Retreat
Large Mrs., Hill Side Cottage
Lepper Captain Francis, Ridgeway Villa
List Miss, Orchard Hill Cottage
Lloyd Miss
Newman Mr. John, Cleave Houses
Paterson Talbot, Esq., Melville House
Peel Mr. Joseph, Glenville
Roberts Major, Rose Hill
Rodd Captain, R.N., Park Lodge
Rodd Mr. John, Cross
Sleeman Mr. John, Cleeve Houses
Soltan Henry W., Esq., Durrant
Thorold Frederick Esq., Cleveland
Thorold Mrs., Cleveland
Vaughn Hugh, Esq., Port Hill
Wren Major Thomas, Lenwood House
Yeo William, Esq., banker, Richmond House

Alphabetical List of Professions, Trades, Etc.

Bassett W., farmer, Assell's
Bellew Thomas, farmer
Berry Richard, farmer, East Ventown
Bowden George, Mason
Bowden Thomas, Mason
Braund Thomas, blacksmith
Browning Thomas, tailor
Burch Eliza, dress maker
Burch John, mason
Burden James, tailor
Cann John, shopkeeper
Cawsey Elizabeth, farmer, Woodd
Cawsey Thomas, butcher
Clevedon James, beer retailer, Golden Lion
Clevedon William, butcher and shopkeeper
Clibbett William, tailor
Cock Thomas, farmer, Cleave Houses
Cook John, farmer, Youngaton
Cook Thomas, carpenter
Cox George, ship builder, rope and sail maker, Cleave Houses
Davis William, blacksmith
England William, boot and shoe maker
Fulford John, butcher
Gould Henry, mason
Gould John, sen., boot and shoe maker
Gould John, jun., boot and shoe maker
Hake William, boarding school, Tusculum
Holwill William, farmer, Diddywell
Hore William, farmer, Marsford Cottage
Hortop Thomas, boot and shoe maker
How William, boot and shoe maker
Irwin John, farmer, Hyde
Kelly John, victualler and maltster, King's Head
Kelly S., beer retailer and carpenter, New Ring of Bells
Labbett Fanny, dress maker
Labbett George, carpenter
Lake Edward, farmer, Stanley Villa
Lashbrook Mary, farmer, Underborough
Leathern Richard, farmer and maltster
Lock Susan and Jane, bakers
Lock Thomas, builder
Mill John, farmer, Tadworthy
Moore Richard, carpenter
Morrish Eliza, farmer, West Ventown
Mugford John, boot and shoe maker
Paddon Anthony, victualler, Swan
Parkhouse John, farmer, Melton
Partridge James, farmer, Borough
Pengelly Henry, painter and glazier
Penhorwood William, farmer, Quarry
Pickard Bartholomew, farmer, Commons
Pickard Willam, farmer, Ford
Pickard William farmer, Pempilly's
Pickard William, master mariner and shopkeeper, stamp office
Rook Robert, shopkeeper
Rook William, shopkeeper and blacksmith
Sanders John, blacksmith
Saunders Robert, tailor
Shute John, boot and shoe maker
Skitch Richard, boot and shoe maker
Tucker George, farmer, Watertown
Watts James, farmer, Cleave Houses
Williams Elizabeth, shopkeeper
Williams Henry, carpenter
Williams Henry, builder
Williams Miss, lodging-house keeper
Williams Thomas, painter, glazier, and maltster
Yeo William, general merchant, Richmond House


Alphabetical List of Clergy, Gentry, Etc.

Bligh Mrs., Marine Parade
Chappie Mrs., Marine Parade
Dart Mr. Richard, Market st
Davie Mr. Thomas, Quay
Dunsford Mr. John, Quay
Eccles Rev. W., Bude st
England Mrs. E. Myrtle Row
Hipwood Rev. E., Congregational Minister, Bude st
Hooper Mr. John D., Bude st
Keys Mr. Richard, Bude st
Limbrey Mrs., Bude st
Peace Lieut., Richard, Marine Parade
Penny Mrs., Bude st
Reynolds Rev., Edward, B.A. Incumbent of the District Church, Staddon
Reynolds Mrs., Odun Hall
Rodd The Misses, Bude st
Shaxson Mrs., Bude st
Strange Miss, Meeting st
Turner Mr. James, Myrtle Row
Wills Mrs. Elizabeth, Marine Parade
Wills Mrs., Bude st

Alphabetical List of Professions Trades, Etc.

Baker George, grocer, tea dealer, schoolmaster, surveyor, and agent to the Phoenix Life Office, Bude st
Bassett John, sail maker, Meeting st
Beara and Cook, rope and sail makers
Beara John and Son, tailors and outfitters, Bude st
Beara John, jun., ship chandler, Quay
Beer John, baker, Bude st
Bolt William, victualler, Royal Hotel, Market pl
Bowden Hannah, victualler, Ship, road to New Quay
Bowden Philip, master mariner, One-end st
Bridgman John, carpenter, Market st
Burnacle William, ship chandler, Quay
Bynon Captain, master mariner, Meeting st
Cann Elizabeth, victualler, Champion of Wales, Meeting st
Carter John, victualler, Unicorn, Pitt
Cawsey George, master mariner, Bude st
Clibbett William, ship builder, road to New Quay
Cocks William, victualler, Tavern, Meeting st
Cole William E., boot and shoe maker, Meeting st
Collins William, master mariner, Bude st
Cook Thomas, block maker, Marine Parade
Cook Thomas Peter, ship builder, Marine Parade
Cox James, ship builder, Quay
Darracott John, ship owner, Bude st
Darracott William H., ship owner, Meeting st
Dart Richard, master mariner, Quay
Day Esther, bread and flour dealer, Market pl
Dennis Thomas, victually, Bell, Road to New Quay
Ellis Joseph, master mariner, Myrtle Row
England James, boot and shoe maker, Bude st
Evans Elizabeth, victualler, Full Moon, One-end st
Evans William, victualler and master mariner, Globe, Market pl
Facey William, master mariner, Pitt Court House
Farleigh Brothers, grocers and tea dealers, Market st; and High st, Barnstaple
Fisher John, victualler and block maker, Red Lion, Market st
Fishwick J., sail maker and ship chandler, Market st
Fishwick John, master mariner, Bude st
Fishwick William, master mariner, Market st
Fursey Samuel, boot and shoe maker, Market st
Goman John, carpenter, One-end st
Grigg Mary, draper and baker, Market pl
Hamlyn Thos., shopkeeper and shipwright, Market st
Hartnoll Charles, boot and shoe maker, Meeting st
Harvey Thomas, victualler and master mariner, Swan, Market st
Harwood Ann, milliner, Market st
Hayne W. C. block maker and boat builder, Bude st
Heard James, tailer and draper, Market pl
Hillman Philip, master mariner, Meeting st
Hooper Sarah, shopkeeper, Market st
Hortop Thomas, boot and shoe maker, Bude st
How Charles, master mariner, Meeting st
Hulman William, master mariner, Quay
Hurdon James, chemist and druggist, Branch Stamp Office, Bude st
Johns John, master mariner, Gordon's Quay
Lang Philip, block and pump maker, Market st
Lawday Elizabeth, shopkeeper,
Lawton Philip, master mariner, Myrtle Row
Lemon James, cooper, Market st
Lemon Robert, blacksmith, Meeting st
Lemon Thomas, Mason, Market st
Manley John, clerk, Myrtle Row
Mara Isabella, shopkeeper and toy dealer, Market st
Marshall John, master mariner, Bude st
Martin Henry, master mariner, Quay
Mayne Agnes, linen draper, Market st
Mayne Thomas, boot and shoe maker, Meeting st
Mayne William, boot and shoe maker, and shop keeper, Market st
Mead Captain, master mariner, Bude st
Mead Samuel, master mariner, Parade
Owen George, carpenter, Meeting st
Penney Thomas D., grocer and tea dealer
Pennington John, beer retailer, Shipright's Arms, Myrtle Row
Popham John, sail maker, Marine Parade
Popham John, master mariner, Bude st
Popham Richard, master mariner, Market st
Pratt Charles E., M.D., Marine Parade
Richards John, master mariner and shopkeeper, Market st
Rodd William, master mariner, Odun ter
Russell Matthew, master mariner, Quay
Scott James, master mariner, Bude st
Sergeant Elizabeth, linen draper, Market st
Sergeant James, painter and glazier, Meeting st
Sergeant Robert, painter and glazier, Market st
Shadwick Henry, master mariner, Myrtle Row
Short James, victualler, Coach and Horses, Market pl
Squire John, master mariner, Quay
Stapleton Miss, schoolmistress, Bude st
Stapleton Miss Mary, schoolmistress
Swindale John, master mariner, Marine Parade
Swindale Phillis, linen draper, Market st
Tatem James, master mariner, Odun ter
Tucker Thomas, master mariner, Quay Cottage
Turner Samuel, master mariner, Odun ter
Varcoe The Misses, school, Bude st
Vernon Elizabeth, draper and tea dealer, Market st
Varrell Richard, master mariner, Odun Ter
Vinson James, draper and tea dealer, Market st
West James, master mariner, Odun ter
Williams Henry, maltster, Castle st
Williams Jane, dress maker, Pitt
Williams John, master mariner, Myrtle Row
Williams Mary Ann, Milliner and straw bonnet maker, Pitt


Alphabetical List of Professions Trades, Etc.

Hands Rev. Ebenezer, Baptist Minister
Morgan Mrs.
Williams Mrs.
Bale Richard, master mariner
Blackmore Elizabeth, shopkeeper
Burgess John, master mariner
Burt William C., Tide Surveyor, Custom House
Darracott George, master mariner
England John, Master Mariner
Evans Richard, carpenter
Goram Edward, master mariner
Gorvin Edward, master mariner
Halls John, master mariner
Hinks Henry, boat and block maker
Hooper James, boat builder and beer retailer, Crown and Sceptre
Huxtable Mary Ann P., shopkeeper
Kelly John, beer retailer, King's Head
Kelly Richard, master mariner
Kelly William, boot and shoe maker
Kelly William, victualler and boot and shoe maker, Royal George
McCullum Mary, victualler, Beaver
Nicholls Elizabeth, victualler, Prince of Wales
Richards John, master mariner
Sellick William, shopkeeper and marine store dealer
Skinner Elizabeth, shopkeeper
Slater William, boot and shoe maker
Thomas John, master mariner
Wilkins Robert, master mariner
Williams George, boat builder
Williams Matthew, master mariner
Williams Joshua, rope maker and ship owner
Williams Thomas, boat builder


Alphabetical List of Professions Trades, Etc.

Harding Thomas G. Esq., banker and Magistrate, Hallsannery House
Mill George, farmer, Bull Head
Ford Samuel, maltster, corn factor and lime merchant, Whitehall
Richards George, farmer, Ashridge

Brian Randell, 1 Dec 1997