Parracombe 1850


       From William White's Gazetteer & Directory of Devon 1850

       Transcribed by John Bishop

Slightly abridged, indicated  by..............., names in inverted commas 
after a person's name refer to houses or farms.
This type of bracket {} is a modern note.
This type of bracket () is in the original
{A = acres, R = roods, P = perches {all units of land measurement}}

A village & parish among the high moorland hills, 5 miles SSW of Lynton
and E of Combe Martin has 446 souls and 4363 acres of land including the
picturesque hamlets of Parracombe Mill, Heal, & Rowley.
L. St. Aubyn, Esq. is lord of the manor & patron of the rectory valued in
KB at £13-10s-10d & in 1831 at £259.
The Rev. John Pike is incumbent and has 64a 3r 25p of glebe, {acres, rods,
perches, all units of land measurement} and a handsome "Rectory House"
built in 1827 at a cost of £1000.......
The Church is an ancient structure {St Petrock}with a tower & 3 bells.
Sir. P.F.P. Acland, John Knott Esq. (owner of Rowley Manor) Mr. Richard
Dovell, & a number of smaller owners have estates in the parish. At
Holywell is a circular mound called "the Castle". The poor have an interest
of £28 vested with the overseers.

Blackmoor, Charles.         Schoolmaster
Howe, Wm.                   Corn miller.
Lancey, John                Shopkeeper.
Lock, John                  Butcher.
Lovering, John              Maltster
Lovering, Richard.          Corn miller
Mackenzie, K.               Revenue officer
Palmer, Noah.               Parish clerk.
Polkinghorne, Alfred.       Baker & Victular  "London Inn"
Pyke, Rev. John  MA         "Rectory"
Somerville, John. Vict.     "Fox & Goose"
Somerville, Bartholomew.    Mechanic
Tucker, Richard.            Blacksmith.
Watts, Wm.                  Schoolmaster
Whitfield, James & Son      Tailors.

( * are owners)

Berry, Wm.
*Blackmore, John
Blackmore, Wm.
Carr, James    "Heal"
*Crang, John
Dovell, Nathaniel
*Dovell, Richard
*Dovell, Philip
*Gammon, John
Harton, Richard
Leworthy, John
Lock, Wm.
*Lovering John
*Smyth, Jas. H.
*Smyth, John.
*Smyth, George
Stribling, John.
Tamlyn, James
*Tucker, Richard.

Burden, Wm.
Hatton, -------
Tamlyn, John