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

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  HALWELL is a village and parish in Totnes union, containing, by the census of 1861, 357 inhabitants, and 3666 acres; in the deanery and archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Coleridge, South Devonshire; 6 miles south from Totnes, and 7 north-west from Dartmouth. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Glanville Martin, B.A., is valued at £182 10s. per annum, with residence, and is in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is an ancient edifice, in the Perpendicular style, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisle, with tower and six bells. There is a parochial School for children of both sexes.

Clergy and Gentry.

Martin Rev. Glanville B., vicar, The Parsonage

Miles John, Esq., Stanborough house

Miles Thomas, Esq., Stanborough house

Walmsley John, Esq.

Trades and Professions.

Baker John, carpenter

Coad Samuel, miller, Forder

Cockram John Parnell, farmer, Washbourne

Cole Stephen, farmer, Abbotsleigh

Coulton Charles, farmer, Boreston

Elliott John, farmer, Collaton

Ellis George, farmer, Collaton

French Richard, farmer, Larcomb

Hallett John, "Old" inn

Harris John, farmer, Grimpstone

Harvey Richard, shoemaker

Heanaford Frederick, mason

Hill William, farmer, Boreston

Hingston Mrs. Elizabeth, "London" inn

Irish Robert, farmer, Poulston

Langworthy Nicholas, tailor

Medway John, farmer, Crockadon

Nicholls William, shopkeeper

Pepperell Nicholas, farmer, Bickley

Pepperell William, farmer, Bickley

Purdy John, smith

Reeves John, parish clerk

Scobell Samuel, farmer, Bowden

Smerridge Thomas, farmer, Farnstone

Tope Richard, miller, Chiddlesford

Tucker Thomas, farmer, Abbotsleigh

Walker Thos., farmer, Lower Washbourne

Wallis William, farmer, Boreston

Whiteway John, farmer, Ritson

Widdicombe W. Henry, farmer, Larcombe

Woodley Samuel, farmer, Seccombe

Wyatt Edward, shopkeeper

Wyatt Richard, farmer

Yabsley John, mason


Post Office - Nicholas Langworthy, sub-postmaster. Letters from Totnes at 6 a.m.; dispatched at 7 p.m. Totnes is the nearest money order office


School - Mrs. Caroline Quick, mistress


Carriers - Ford and Court, from Kingsbridge to Totnes, pass through daily








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