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

"REVELSTOKE, a parish in the hundred of Plympton, county Devon, 10 miles S.E. of Plymouth, and 7 S.E. of Earl's Plympton. Ivy Bridge is its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is designated Noss Mayo. It is situated on the S. coast of Devon, near the river Yealm, in Bigbury Bay, and under Stoke Point. The herring, crab, and lobster fisheries are very productive. A portion of the inhabitants are engaged in agriculture. The soil is of a light nature. The great tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £139, and those of the incumbent for one of £115. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Exeter, value £227, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, built in the reign of Henry VIII., has a small wooden belfry containing two bells. It is situated at Stoke Point, within a few yards of the cliff overlooking the English Channel. Divine service is performed but once in three weeks. At Noss Mayo there is a chapel-of-ease, erected in 1840. The parochial charities consist of a house and garden for the poor."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003