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Yarnscombe 1850


from White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Devonshire (1850)

                   transcribed by Brian Randell

YARNSCOMBE, a village and parish, 5 miles N.E. of Great Torrington, and 7 
miles S. by E. of Barnstaple, contains 512 souls, and 3047 acres of 
land. The Trustees of the late Lord Rolle are lords of the manor of 
Great Yarnscombe; and J. H. Furse, Esq., owns that of Little Yarnscombe. 
J. P. Blew, Esq., and several smaller owners, have estates in the parish. 
The Church (St. Andrew,) is an ancient structure, with several old 
monuments. The vicarage, valued in K.B. at £7. 11s. 11d., and in 1831 at 
£132, is in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor, and incumbency of the 
Rev. John K. Fletcher, D.D., of Callington, Cornwall. The glebe is 30 
acres, and the Parsonage is a small stone residence. The tithes were 
commuted in 1840, the vicarial for £136. 10s., and the rectorial for 
£152. The latter belong to the Trustees of the late Lord Rolle. There was 
anciently a chapel at Little Yarnscombe. Here is a small Wesleyan Chapel. 
The Parish Lands comprise 30 acres, called Ashridge, now let for about 
£20, which is carried to the churchwardens' accounts. The poor have 40s. 
a year, left by Edward Warren, in l693, out of North Westcott. They have 
also the interest of £25 given by Mr. Champneys and Mrs. Nichols.

Dart John, carpenter 
Furse Wm. mason, &c
Lander Thomas, shoemaker 
Loveland Anty. Esq. North Church 
Mules Rev Jas., M.A. curate, Vicarg 
Muxworthy Geo. & John, smiths 
Nichols John, tailor
 atway Hy. vict. Hunter's Inn 
Stedeford John, tailor 
Symons John, vict. Old Bunhouse 
Tout Grace, beer seller 
Tucker Anthony, shoemaker

Arthurs Geo. 
Bolt John
Chick Wm.
Downs John 
Fisher Saml. 
Fisher Richd. 
Furse Thos.
Gay Thos.
Hayman Wm. 
Kerslake Geo. 
Kerslake Thos. 
Kerslake Wm. 
Oatway John 
Paddon John 
Pengelly Henry 
Pengelly Wm. 
Petherbridge Ts. 
Symons Eliz. 
Symons Jno. and Wm. Cogsworthy
Symons Richd.
Wright James

Brian Randell, 26 Aug 1999