Directory of Tradesmen at Torquay and Tor

From BLEWITT'S PANORAMA OF TORQUAY, published in 1832 by E. Cockrem, Torquay

Transcribed by Terry Leaman terryleaman[at]tiscali.co[dot]uk



Stabb, T. George-street.

Bakers and Confectioners.

Gidley, Wm. 1, Strand
Hill, George, near the Turnpike.
Manning, H. J. Old Quay.
*Lang, Wm. Fleet-building, near the Turnpike.
*Mardon, John, Commercial Road leading to Park Street.
*Putt, F. Commercial Road, between Tor and Torquay.
Wilcocks, John, Union Row
Those marked thus * are Bakers only.

Booksellers and Stationers.

Cockrem, E. (Printer and Stationer to his Majesty) 5, Mill-street, opposite the Lower Terrace.
Cole, P. Lawrence Place.
Croydon, - adjoining Poulton's Hotel.
Luscombe, R. near the Commercial Inn.

Boot and Shoe Makers.

Branscombe, W. (to her Majesty,) 8, Braddon's Row
Bridgeman, Saml. 5, Braddon's Row
Dart, Chas. No. 2, Park-street.
Lander, W. 1, Torwood-street.
May, Robert, Union Street
Babbage, (Patten and Clog Maker,) Torhill, Tor


Bridgeman, John, Union Row
Blackmore, John, Old Quay
Prowse, William, Near the Turnpike


Harvey, Jacob, Park-street.
Luscombe, W. near the Turnpike
Rossiter, John, Lower Terrace.
Rossiter, Thomas, George-street ,
Wish, W. Park-street.


Henly, Edward, sen. George-street
Henly, Edward, jun. Cary-street.
Luscombe, Thos. 6, Mill-street
Parnell, Wm. Tor.
Priston, Thos. Torwood-street.
Staddon, Thos. Torwood-street
Tully, John, Commercial Road, Tor

Cabinet Makers

Burt, W. C. 9, Strand.
Clampitt, G. Tor.
Hearder, S. C. Torwood Row.
Stark, Wm. (Dealer in Spode Ware,) Braddon's Row

Carver and Gilder

Way, Charles, 13, Old Quay

Chemists and Druggists

Harrison, James, 4, Strand.
Havill, Paul. 11, Strand.
Paige, Thos. 9, Torwood Row
Wyatt, Richard, 2, Lawrence Place

Cheesemonger & Seedsman

Shapley, J. R. Braddon's Row

Classical and Commercial Academy

Mare, J. 1, Braddon's Row

Coal Merchants

Brown, - Madrepore Place
Cockings, S. Montpellier
Godfrey, Thomas, 3, Strand
Row,- Gary Buildings
Winsborrow, J. Tor


Huxham, William, near the Market


Cawdle, John, Veterinary Surgeon to the South Hams Yeomanry. - Licensed to let Post Horses, &c.

Grocers and Tea-Dealers

Buckingham, John, Opposite Royal Hotel
Carroll, J. K. Tobacconist, &c.
Down, William, Torwood Row
Goss, William, Braddon's Row
Havill, William, 11, Strand
Henley, John, Chandler & grocer, 8, George-street
Michen, Elizabeth, Union Street
Pike, Ann, Waldon Steps
Prowse, Samuel, George-Street
Wheatley, John, Union Row
Wills, John,Grocer & Druggist, Tor

Hair Dressers, Perfumers, &c.

Ball,- Lawrence Place
Ellis, J. P. Abbey Place

Ironmongers, Tinmen &c.

Harrison, George, Old Quay
Hambling, E. Torwood-street
Stark, Robert, (Agent to the Globe Fire and Life Office,) New Quay


Mardon, Elizabeth, Commercial Row, leading to Park-street
Wills, Jane, Park-street

Linen Drapers, Hosiers, and Haberdashers

Dashper, Henry, 8, Mill-street
Rendell, I. and A. 12, Strand
Whiteway, Mark, 1, Lawrence Place

Milliners and Dress-Makers.

Bastow, Mrs. Union Row
Godfrey, Misses, 5, Torwood Row
Heath, H, & M. 4, Torwood Row
Kempster, Mrs. Park-street
Rendell, Mrs. Torwood Row

Dealers in Minerals and Shells

Heggerty, J. Old Quay.
Wyatt, Mary, 7, Torwood Row

Nurseryman, Florist, and Seedsman

Morgan, J. Torbay Nursery, Tor

Painters, Glaziers, and Plumbers

Parr, Thomas, Union Row
Pentecost, Wm. 6, Braddon's Row
Selley, Edward, near the Turnpike
Watson, Wm. 12, Lower Commercial Road, Tor
Way, C. Old Quay,


Kilby, Charles, Vaughan Parade


Mortimore, Wm. opposite the Royal Hotel
Simmonds,- Torwood-street

Straw Bonnet Makers.

Smallridge, Misses, Park-street

Tailors and Habit Makers

Dashper, Henry, 1, Mill-street
Lear, John, 2, Palk-street.
Perrin, John, Park-street.
Satchwell, Thomas, Madrepore Place
Sandford, William, Union-street
Weeks, Thomas, Torwood-street

Toy Shop and Fancy Stationers

Hearder, T. C. Torwood Row


Harvey, Jacob, Park-street
Hearder, S. C. Torwood Row
Luscombe, W. near the Turnpike
Stark, Robert and William
Wish, William, Park-street

White Smith and Bell-Hanger

Bastow, W. 2, Union-street

Wine Merchants.

Beasley, T. 6, Old Quay
Prowse, J. Park-street
Stabb, Thomas, 7, George-street


Braham, James, Watch-Maker, Goldsmith & Engraver
Jacobs, Alexander, Silversmith, and Jeweller (to his Majesty)


T. Medland, leaves Torquay for Exeter, through Newton and Chudleigh every Monday and Thursday morning returning the following days; To Exeter, through Teignmouth, Dawlish, and Starcross every Tuesday and Friday mornings returning the following days.

J. Tozer, leaves Torquay every Tuesday, for Plymouth and Devonport; leaving Plymouth every Friday Morning on his return to Paignton and Torquay.

H. Heath, from Totnes every Tuesday and Friday, returning the same days.

J. Worth, from Totnes every Monday and Thursday returning the same days,

Mary Perryman, from Torquay to Newton every Wednesday; to Totnes on Saturday, returning the same days.

John Herd, from Newton every morning returning the same day.

Philip Winsor, from Bovey, every Saturday returning the same day.

- Elliott, from Shaldon every Tuesday and Thursday, returning the same day.


Five safe Vessels are employed between Torquay and London: one of which clears as regularly as circumstances may permit, every eighth day.

Apply at the Offices of Godfrey, Matthews, and Slade, Torquay; or at Chamberlain's Wharf, London.

The Brunswick Steam Vessel, of 100 horse power, runs regularly during the season between Plymouth, Torquay and Portsmouth ; she calls at Torquay every Monday and Thursday about 7 P. M. on her way to Portsmouth, and returns from that place to Torquay every Wednesday and Saturday morning on her voyage to Plymouth. Apply to R. J. Slade, the Agent, at Torquay.

There is constant communication between Brixham and Guernsey and Jersey, by sailing vessels.

Pleasure Boats of various sizes, may be procured during the usual season, of Messrs, Slade, Godfrey, Peeke, Hammick, Stabb, Whiteway, Merdon, Shaw, etc, they generally be found ready for hire near the steps of the pier.


Brian Randell, 23 Dec 2002