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

"STOKENHAM, a parish in the hundred of Coleridge, county Devon, 4½miles S.E. of Kingsbridge, and 8 from Dartmouth, its post town. The village, which is large, is situated on Start Bay. The parish includes Chillingham, Beeston, and four other hamlets The living is a vicarage, with the curs, of Chevelstone and Sherford annexed, in the diocese of Exeter, value £625, in the patronage of the crown. The church, dedicated to St. Barnabas, contains an ancient wooden screen. The Independents have a chapel."

"BEESON, a hamlet in the parish of Stokenham, hundred of Coleridge, in the county of Devon, 5 miles from Kingsbridge. It is pleasantly situated on the coast."

"CHILLINGTON, a hamlet in the parish of Stokenham, in the county of Devon, 31 miles E. of Kingsbridge."

"HALSANDS, a hamlet in the parish of Stokenham, county Devon, 6 miles S.W. of Dartmouth."

"KELLATON, (or Kellington), a hamlet in the parish of Stokenham, county Devon, 5 miles S.E. of Kingsbridge.

"TORCROSS, a hamlet in the parish of Stokenham, county Devon, 4 miles S.E. of Kingsbridge. It is a coastguard station."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003