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South Tawton (and South Zeal)


A Topographical Dictionary of England


 Samuel Lewis (1831)

Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)

TAWTON (SOUTH), a parish in the hundred of Wonford, county of Devon, 3¼ miles (E. by S.) from Oakhampton, containing 1878 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £10, endowed with £15 per annum and £200 private benefaction, and £1400 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew.

ZEAL (SOUTH), a chapelry in the parish of SOUTH TAWTON, hundred of WONFORD, county of DEVON, 4½ miles (E. S. E.) from Oakhampton. The population is returned with the parish. The chapel, dedicated to St. Mary, is now used as a school-house. This is a decayed borough and market-town: the market has been long disused, but there is a fair for cattle on the Tuesday following the martyrdom of Thomas à Becket.