Open a form to report problems or contribute information

1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for Rackenford 1868

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.


[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]

"RACKENFORD, a parish in the hundred of Witheridge, county Devon, 8 miles N.W. of Tiverton, its post town, and 10 S.E. of South Molton. The village, which is chiefly agricultural, is situated on the Little Dart river. It was formerly a market town under a charter granted in 1235. The soil is of a clayey but productive nature, with a subsoil of gravel. Stone is quarried for building. The glebe comprises 48 acres. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £311. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient structure, with a tower containing five bells. The interior of the church contains several monuments. The parochial charities produce about £8 per annum. There is an endowed National school for both sexes, also a place of worship for the Bible Christians. Crewshay House is the principal residence. Charles Devon, Esq., is lord of the manor and principal landowner, by whom courts leet and baron are held annually. A fair for the sale of sheep and cattle is held on the 8th July."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003