bishops teignton

Bishops Teignton.

Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870

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  BISHOPS TEIGNTON is a village and parish in Newton Abbot union, containing, by the census of 1861, 974 inhabitants, and 4741 acres; in the deanery of Kenn, archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter, hundred of Exminster, East Devonshire; 2 miles west from Teignmouth, 4 east from Newton Abbot, 12 south from Exeter, and 184 from London, on the north bank of the river Teign, commanding splendid views of the harbour and estuary. It was formerly a demesne of the see of Exeter, hence its name, and remains of an ancient palace are in existence, which was built by Bishop Grandisson, who principally erected Exeter Cathedral. In a letter letter from that prelate to Pope John XXII., about the year 1322, he describes this palace as a " beautiful structure." The vicarage, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. William Reynolds Ogle, M.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1842, at £217 per annum, and has residence and eight acres of glebe land. The rectorial tithes were also commuted at £499 per annum. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, in the Norman style, nearly covered with ivy, consisting of nave, north aisle, chancel, and tower; the western doorway is a fine specimen of Norman architecture. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have places of worship here, and there is a National School for children of both sexes, which has an endowment of about £25 per annum. The Rev. John Comyns is lord of the manor, and he and James George James Templer, Esq., are the chief landowners.

  LUTON is a hamlet of this parish, about 2 1\2 miles north-east from thence, which has lately been formed into a separate ecclesiastical district. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Arthur William Shepperd, is valued at £65 per annum, and is in the patronage of the vicar of Bishops Teignton. The church is a neat edifice, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, and like Bishops Teignton almost covered with ivy. There is a National School for children of both sexes, with residence for the master. Lord Clifford is lord of the manor.

  COOMBE and ASHWELL are also hamlets of this parish.

Clergy and Gentry.

Brooks James, Esq., Vincent lodge

De Brett Miss. Martha, Clanage house

Downes Lloyd, Esq., Keittoes

Furze Mr. Samuel, Westeria cottage

Gardiner The Misses, Delamore house

Goss James, Esq., Higher green

Harris Charles Arthur, Esq., J.P., Cross house

Harris Miss Louisa

Harris Wm. Harris, Esq., Wood house

Hole Rev. Thomas, B.A., Huntley

Huddlestone Mrs. Mary, The Lodge

Ogle Rev. William Reynolds, M.A., vicar

Penny R. Greenwood, Esq., Hallowmead

Ramson Mr. John Luse, Teign cottage

Rhodes Mrs. Barbara, Teign lawn

Rickards The Misses, Tapley

Robin John, Esq.

Scroggs Rev. Sydney M. Cockhaven

Templer James George James, Esq., J.P., Lindridge

White Rev. John, Seymour cottage

Trades and Professions.

Berry Mrs. Charlotte, shopkeeper

Boone William, "Commercial" inn

Boone Wm., shoemaker and shopkeeper

Border John, beer retailer

Border William, mason

Brock Mrs. Mary, farmer, Coombe

Coombe Henry, mason

Coombe Mrs., milliner and dressmaker

Cornish Thomas Rowell, farmer and manure agent, Wolfsgrove

Fey James, carpenter

Gill Wm., carrier and coal dealer

Hammond Richard, baker

Harris Joseph, assistant overseer

Harris Richard, confectioner and baker

Harris Walter Oke, grocer and draper

Helyer Miss Ann, straw bonnetmaker and dressmaker

Hill David, "Manor" inn

Hill Samuel, carrier and coal dealer

Holmes Robert, tailor

Honeywill Mrs. Grace, butcher

Hore John, lodgings, Teign terrace

Jackman Albert, tailor

Jackman Miss Clara, milliner and dressmaker

Job Mrs. Mary Ann, milliner and dressmaker

KIMBER CHARLES WEST, grocer, tea dealer, and wine merchant; and at Exeter

Lamacraft Miss Mary, milliner and dressmaker

Maddicott Thomas, farmer, Lower Humber

Major Henry, smith and farrier

Mann William, carpenter

Martin John, farmer


Medland Wm., manager of gas works

Meek Edward, fly proprietor

Newton Edward, shoemaker

North James, shoemaker

Nosworthy Robert, National schoolmaster

Palk Edwaed, farmer, Ashwell

Pook John, sub-postmaster

Paddon William Elliott, farmer, Coombe

Parsons William, farmer, Venn

Raphill William, blacksmith

Reed William, farmer, Radway

Rossiter Mrs., farmer, Lower Wear

Scagell Richard, blacksmith

Smallwood Mrs. Jemima, draper

Soper James, farmer, Higher Radway

Tucker John, shoemaker, "Ring of Bells"

Underhill Henry, farmer, Cockhaven

Vincent Simon, carpenter, Ash hill

Vooght John, farmer, Higher Humber

Watkins Wm., butcher

Whidborne George, farmer, Shute

Wills John, farmer, Ash hill

Wotton James, bailiff to the Rev. George Comyns, Cross cottage




Vooght Mr. Elias

Trades and Professions.

Coombe Wm., miller, baker, and farmer, Luton mill

Cornish George, farmer, Higher Rixtail

Cornish James T., farmer, Lower Rixtail

Major John, blacksmith

Tucker Joseph, National schoolmaster

Vooght James, farmer, Hayes farm

Vooght James, jun., farmer, Marsden farm

Vooght John, farmer, Hemblecombe

Vooght William, farmer, Higher Rixtail

Wood Mrs. Maria, farmer and carrier

Wyman Mrs. Sarah, cider retailer


Post Office - John Pock, sub-postmaster.

Letters from Teignmouth arrive at 7.30 a.m. and 8 p.m.; dispatched at 5.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. Teignmouth is the nearest money order office.

Letters for Luton through Chudleigh arrive at 7.30 a.m.; dispatched at 5 p.m.; on Sundays at 10 a.m. Chudleigh is also the nearest money order office.


National School, Bishops Teignton - Robert Nosworthy, master; Miss Elizabeth Nosworthy, mistress

National School, Luton - Joseph Tucker, master


Carriers - Samuel Hill, Mrs. Maria Wood, and William Till, to and from Teignmouth daily.