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Warkleigh 1850


               From White's Devonshire Directory of 1850

WARKLEIGH, or Warkley, 5 miles S.W. by W. of South Molton, is a scattered 
village and parish, containing 291 souls, and 2414 acres of fertile land, 
rising boldly from the Taw and Mole valleys, on the east and west. The 
heirs of the late Lord Rolle own most of the soil, and are lords of the 
manor, which was anciently held by the Raleigh family, and afterwards by 
the Martins, Audleys, and Bourchiers. J. Gould, Esq., the Rev. P.T. 
Johnson, and several smaller owners, have estates in the parish. The Church 
(St. John,) is a handsome structure, with a tower and three bells. It has 
several neat mural tablets, but only part of its richly-carved screen 
remains. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £14. 4s. 7d., and in 1831 at £215, 
is in the patronage of Jas. Gould, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Wm. 
Thorold, who has 27A. 1R. 12P. of glebe, and a good residence in the 
Elizabethan style, built in 1844. At Deason is a small school, erected in 
1846 by Mr. John Stevens, and supported by subscription, and the interest 
of £37, left by several donors.

Beer Sar. & Manning Ann, schools
Beer Wm. butcher and parish clerk
Burgess Thos. gent. Warkleigh Cotg
Heywood John, shopkeeper
Manning James, wheelwright
Marshall Thomas, tailor
Phillips Wm. vict., Hotel
Symons John and Geo. blacksmiths
Thorold Rev Wm. rector of Warkleigh and Satterleigh, Rectory 
Warren Thos. plough mkr. & butcher 

Beer John, Shortridge 
Bradford Wm., Preston House 
Chapple Geo. || Darch John 
Cole Philip || Cole Richard 
Greenslade Wm. || Heathfield Wm. 
Huxtable Roger || Milford Thos. 
Mills Wm., Hill-Town
Mortimer John, Warkleigh Barton 
Passmore John || Staddon Samuel 
Stevens John || Warren John

Brian Randell, 26 Aug 1999