Twitchen 1850


               From White's Devonshire Directory of 1850

TWITCHEN, 6 miles N.E. by E. of South Molton, is a small village in a 
picturesque dell, encompassed by lofty hills, some of which have 
flourishing plantations. Its parish contains 194 souls, and 2918 acres of 
land, extending to the borders of Somersetshire, and including about 310 
acres of common. Lord Poltimore is lord of the manor, and owns the great 
tithes and most of the soil, and the rest belongs chiefly to Sir R.G. 
Throckmorton, Bart. The perpetual curacy is annexed to the vicarage of 
North Molton. The Church (St. Peter,) is a small neat structure, which was 
rebuilt in 1844, at the cost of £400, except the tower, which contains 
three bells. The chancel window is enriched with stained glass, and the 
seats are all open.

Buckingham John, carpenter 
Lyddon John, blacksmith
Lyddon Wm. & Thos. blacksmiths 
Lyddon Wm. wheelwright
Vicary Jane, schoolmistress

   FARMERS. (* are Owners.) 
Bawden Jph. || Buckingham Jas. 
* Buckingham Hugh || Hobbs Geo.
* Buckingham Wm. and Roger Friendship James, Ball
Kingdon John || Lyddon Wm., Mill
* Moore Robt. || Pincombe Robt. 
Pincombe Thomas, Lower House 
Shapland Eliz. || Thorne Richard
* Tapp John || * Tapp Wm.
Brian Randell, 26 Aug 1999