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

"THROWLEIGH, (or Throwley), a parish in the hundred of Wonford, county Devon, 7 miles S.E. of Okehampton, its post town, and 10½ S.W. of the Copplestone station on the North Devon railway. The village is situated near the river Teign, on the Exeter and Okehampton turnpike road. The surface is hilly and the soil sand, with a subsoil of granite. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £200. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient structure, with a tower and five bells. There are also remains of a chapel-of-ease at Walland Hill. The parochial charities produce about £5 per annum. There are a school for both sexes, supported by R. D. Gay, Esq., two Sunday-schools, and an infant school. F. Dunning, Esq. is lord of the manor.

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003