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

"TEIGNGRACE, a parish in the hundred of Teignbridge, county Devon, 2 miles N.W. of Newton-Abbott, its post town and railway station, and 6 from Chudleigh. The village is situated near the river Teign, and on the great western road from Exeter to Plymouth. The Stover canal and railway facilitate the exportation of potters' clay found in the neighbourhood, and of granite from the extensive quarries at High Tor. The subsoil principally consists of clay and yellow sand. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter, value £171. The church, dedicated to SS. Peter and Paul, or to St. Mary, was rebuilt in 1787, at the expense of the Templars of Stover. It has an altar-piece figuring the dead Christ in the Virgin's lap; also another painting in the pew of the Templer family representing Simeon worshipping the infant Jesus. The parochial charities produce about £20 per annum. There is a free school. The principal residence is Stover House, a granite mansion, belonging to the Templer family, who constructed the canal. The Duke of Somerset is lord of the manor."

"STOVER'S LODGE, in a seat of the Duke of Somerset in the parish of Teigngrace, county Devon, 2 miles N.W. of Newton-Abbot. Sir H. Seale's hounds meet here."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003