From White's Devonshire Directory of 1850

PARKHAM, a scattered village, near the source of the small river Yeo, 6½ miles S.W. of Bideford, has in its parish 995 souls, and 5808 acres of land, bounded on the north by Barnstaple Bay, and including the small hamlets of Ash, Horncross, East Goldsworthy, Buckish Mills, Newhaven, and many scattered farms. The Trustees of the late Lord Rolle are lords of the manor; but most of the soil belongs to the Buck, Kekewick, Coffin, Lee, and other families. Ash Moor was enclosed in 1850. The Church (St. James,) is a large ancient structure, with a tower and six bells. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £20. 6s. 8d., and in 1831 at £738, is in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. F. W. Thomas, who has a good residence, and 119A. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1841, for £730 per annum. In the parish are three chapels, two belonging to the Wesleyans, and one to the Bible Christians. The National School was built in 1849-'50. The Poor's Land is 5A., and the poor have 40s. a year, left by Rt. Wonnacott and Mary Cholwill.

Ashton Lawrence, relieving officer
Braund Wm. corn miller
Briton Chas., Esq. South Yeo
Ching Mr John || Martin J. school
Eastman Jas. vict. Hoop
Grigg Reuben, vict. New Inn
Lane James, glazier and painter
Sanders Daniel, tailor
Thomas Benj. M., Esq. Foxdown
Thomas Rev Fras. W., Rectory
Wood Thomas, Esq. Peppercombe


Eveleigh John
Harris Samuel
Lane Lewis


Andrew Thomas
Chalke Michael
Grigg Richard
Veal Henry


Dyer Robert
Gill Wm.
Kivell Thomas
Martin James
Moase John


Bate Wm.
Becalick Samuel
Heal John
Lane John


Cloak S. & J.
Heal Robert
Heydon John
Lott Robert
Moase John


Metherall Thos.
Sanders Thomas


Andrew Ann
Andrew Edmund
Austin James
Boundy Richard
Caddy Elizabeth
Ching Thomas, Goldsworthy
Clement Abm.
Coy Wm.
Dark Rebecca
Downing James
Downing Thos.
Dunn Bartw.
Dunn Richard
Edwards George
Furse George
Grigg Thomas
Harding John
Hartop Ann
Heal John
Heywood Joseph
Heydon Richard
Hockridge T. & W.
Jeffery Richard
Kivell Wm.
Lane Wm.
Lang J. & W.
Lemon Thomas
Lewis Wm.
Littlejohn John
Moase James
Mugridge Chas.
Norman Robert
Norman Samuel
Pickard James
Pickard Wm.
Pridham My. A.
Robins Thomas
Shortridge James
Squance John


Jewell Thomas
Jewell Henry
Viggars Wm.

Brian Randell, 26 Aug 1999