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

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Transcribed by Val HENDERSON

Checked by Sybil CAMERON


Pages 457 - 458

  BLACKAWTON (or BLACKAUTON) is a parish and village in Kingsbridge union, containing, by the census of 1861, 1229 inhabitants, and 5646 acres; in the deanery and archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Coleridge, South Devonshire; 6 miles west from Dartmouth, 7 west from Kingswear Railway Station, and 9 south from Totnes. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Daniel Sutcliffe Chater, B.A., is valued at £112 per annum, with residence and 10 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of Henry Gibbon, Esq. The whole of the tithes were commuted, in 1841, at £739 6s. 6d. per annum, subject to the vicar's stipend. The church is an ancient edifice, in the Early English style, dedicated to St. Michael, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, and tower containing six bells; in the interior is a fine old Norman font. The Wesleyans have a place of worship here, and there is a National School for children of both sexes. There are some charitable bequests for the benefit of the poor. Henry Limbrey Toll, Esq., is lord of the manor.

  STREET is a hamlet and chapelry of this parish, about 4 miles south-east from thence, on the shores of Start Bay. The Chapel-of-ease is a neat edifice, dedicated to St. Michael, in the Gothic style, with an embattled tower, and was erected in 1836 by subscription, aided with a grant of £250 from the Incorporated Society; it has sittings for 400 people. The Wesleyans have a place of worship here, and there are National and Infant Schools for children of both sexes.

Clergy and Gentry.

Ashford Miss Elizabeth, Slade cottage

Buckfitt Mr. John

Chater Rev. Daniel Sutcliffe, B.A., Vicarage

Cholwick Mr. Thomas

Dimes WIlliam, Esq., Oldstone

Faremouth Mr. Wm. Henry, Paddle lake

Grant John, Esq., Hutcherleigh

Ridgway Capt. Alexander, J.P., Shepley

Shepheard Henry, Esq., Westray

Stabb Mr. John

Trades and Professions.

Bastard Lambel, wheelwright

Bond Mrs. Elizabeth, farmer, Clystone

Bond William, miller, Melcombe

Burgoyne John, farmer, Westdown

Coulton William, tailor and parish clerk

Ferris John, carpenter

Foale Henry, butcher

Foale Philip, butcher

Foxworthy William, mason

Hambling Mrs. Elizabeth, sub-postmistress

Hambling Henry, "Dartmouth" inn, gunmaker, and registrar of births and deaths for Blackawton district

Hanaford James, farmer, Melcombe

Harvey John, "Hambro' Post" inn

Hellins George, farmer, Sweetstone and Eastdown

Hine Charles, "Commercial" inn

Hingston John, carpenter and shopkeeper

Hingston Richard, carpenter

Hosking Thomas, shoemaker

Hyne Frederick, butcher

Jellard Richard, farmer, Higher Fuge

Lambel Henry, shopkeeper

Life John, shoemaker

Luscombe Henry, farmer, Bowden

Oldreive John, farmer, Southwood

Pinhey John, farmer, Preston Barton

Pinhey William, farmer, Hutchley

Prout Robert, blacksmith, Cotterbury

Pullen Thomas, blacksmith, Woodford

Pyne William, mason

Reeves Thomas, "Forces" inn

Shapley John, farmer, Cotterbury

Stabb Thomas, baker

Thorning William, farmer, Wood

Tippett John, blacksmith, Bow

Tope John, farmer, Waterslade

Tozer James, farmer, Stone

Treby William, Farmer, Washwalk

Tucker John, miller, Washwalk

Watson Mrs. Ann, National schoolmistress

Watson William, shoemaker

Williams Richard, farmer, Cotterbury


Post Office - Mrs. Elizabeth Hambling, sub-postmistress

Letters from Totnes arrive at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 6.20 p.m. Dartmouth is the nearest money order office.


National School - Mrs. Ann Watson, mistress




Bradley Capt. Warre S., R.N., Summer Hill villa

Brake R., Esq., Sea cliff

Edwards Mrs. Mary

Mould John A., Esq., Sea croft

Nelson Mrs. Emily, Brookhall lodge

Packe Mrs. Asherne

Toll Henry Limbrey, Esq., J.P., Street gate

Trades and Professions.

Ash William, farmer

Brake R., surgeon R.N., Sea cliff

Buckpitt John, farmer, Fuge

Burgoyne John, farmer, West down

Came Richard, farmer, Street Barton

Ferris George, blacksmith and grocer

Foale William, butcher

Hayman Philip and Son, farmers

Hyne Richard, butcher

Jellard Richard, farmer, Fuge

Jones John, National schoolmaster

Mortimore John, tailor

Moysey Philip, carpenter

Oldreive John, farmer, Southwood

Oldreive John, "King's Arms"

Oldreive Lewis, farmer, Lancombe

Pinhey Philip, boot and shoemaker

Rider Henry, shopkeeper

Tucker William, mason, "New Inn"

Vibert Mrs. Susannah, grocer and sub-postmistress

Wallis William T., baker and grocer

Wills Hollaosh, mason

Wills Robert, shoemaker


Post Office - Mrs. Susannah Vibert, sub-postmistress.

Letters from Dartmouth at 9.20 a.m.; dispatched at 5 p.m. Dartmouth and Torcross are the nearest money order offices.


National School - John Jones, master; Mrs. Jones, mistress; Miss Agnes Jones, infants' mistress.




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