Sarah Hawkins Genealogy Site - Kelly's Directory 1875 Curry Mallett

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Kelly's Directory

Kelly's Directory 1875

CURRY MALLETT is a village and parish, 133 miles from London, 8 south-east from Taunton, 6 north from Ilminster, and 2¼ miles from Hatch Beauchamp station, on the Chard branch of the Bristol and Exeter railway, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Abdick and Bulstone, union and county court district of Langport, rural deanery of Crewkerne, archdeaconry of Taunton, diocese of Bath and Wells, and situated on the river Ile. The church of St. James is a stone building, in the Perpendicular style, having a chancel, nave, aisle, private chapel belonging to the family of Pyne, tower with 5 bells, and south porch: the roof was restored about 1863. The resister dates from the year 1653. The living is a rectory, with Curland annexed, joint yearly value £430, with residence and 45 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Duchy of Cornwall, and held by the Rev. Charles Leigh Pemberton, M.A., of Trinity College, Cambridge. There is a school for boys and girls, and a Sunday school held in the school-room. The Baptists have a chapel here. The charities are £2 10s. yearly. The manorial rights, and nearly the whole of the land, belong to the Duchy of Cornwall. The soil is clayey, and the subsoil is blue lias stone. The chief crops are wheat, beans and oats. The area is 1,650 acres; rateable value, £2,913; and the population in 1871 was 510.

Parish Clerk, William Cox.

Letters received through Taunton. Pillar box closed at 6.5 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Hatch Beauchamp

School, vacant

Mead John

Mead William

Pemberton Rev. Chas. Leigh, M.A. Rectry


Allen Elizbth. (Mrs.), farmer, Wellenge

Banfield Edwd. Saml. farmer & shopkeepr

Bauler James, shopkeeper

Burnell William, veterinary surgeon

Dollen Adolphus, beer rtlr. & wheelwright

Glyde Charles, farmer & cattle dealer

Dollen Silas, farmer

Higgins & Cook, stone masons

Kinglake John, farmer

Mead James, farmer

Musgrove Jacob, shopkeeper

Musgrove Walter, shopkeeper

Paul John, Rock house

Perry & Jeffery, carpenters

Pester Charles Edward, Bell

Stevens John, blacksmith

Summerhayes Wareham, farmer & quarry owner

Taylor James, farmer

Vile Job, baker & farmer

Vile Samuel, farmer

Waldron Thomas, butcher & farmer

Weaver William, farmer

Webber John, grocer & tailor

Whaites Alban, farmer

Whaites William, farmer

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