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

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Pages 818-819

HOLBETON is a village and parish in Plympton St. Mary union, containing, by the census of 1861, 963 inhabitants, and 4748 acres; in the deanery of Plympton, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Ermington, South Devonshire; 4½ miles west from Modbury, 5½ south-east from Ivybridge Railway Station, an 10 south-east from Plymouth, near the banks of the river Erm, on an eminence about 2 miles from the sea coast at Bigbury Bay. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Courtenay James Cooper Bulteel, M.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1839, at £340 15s. per annum, with residence and four acres of glebe, and is in the patronage of the Crown. The rectorial tithes were also commuted at £499 per annum. The church is an ancient cruciform edifice, dedicated to All Saints, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, and tower with six bells, and contains a fine ancient carved oak screen, which divides the aisles from the chancel, and formerly extended across the whole church. The chancel was thoroughly restored in 1868-9, by John Bulteel, Esq., and family, the flooring inside the alter railings, as well as the sides, being tastefully decorated with encaustic tiles, and some handsome stained glass windows, have been added, one of which, in the Membland aisle, being presented by Frederick Keeling, Esq., of Colchester. There is a National School for boys, and another for girls, the latter being supported by John Bulteel Esq. The Baptist, Brethren, and Primitive Methodists have places of worship here. William Francis Splatt and J. D. Lewis Esqs., are the chief landowners.

MOTHECOMBE is a hamlet of this parish, in which there is a Coastal Guard Station.

FORD and CREACOMBE are also hamlets of this parish.

PAMFLETE, the seat of John Bulteel, Esq., is a fine old mansion, most picturesquely situated, near the mouth of the River Erme.

FLETE OUSE, is a fine ancient mansion, the property of William Francis Splatt, Esq., which is considerably enlarged and improved in 1836.


Clergy and Gentry.

Brown , Mr.Malcolm, Bridge end,

Bulteel Rev. Courtenay James Cooper, M.A., The Vicarage,

Bulteel Lady Elizabeth, Pamflete,

Bulteel John, Esq., J.P. Pamflete

Irish Mrs. Elizabeth

Lewis J.D., Esq., J.P., Membland hall

Newland Major Richard Bingham, Efford

Splatt William Francis, Esq., J. P., Flete house

Weymouth Mr. Nicholas, Mothecombe


Trades and Professions.

Adams Charles, farmer, Lambside

Anthony Joseph, miller, Pool mill

Baker John, blacksmith, Pottlegrove

Baker Thomas, blacksmith, Battisborough cross

Ball Thomas, carrier

Bowden William, farmer, Ramsland

Bulliver John, shopkeeper

Chaddon John, baker and butcher

Chadder Thomas, cider retailer

Chadder William, farmer, Whitemoor

Coleman Austin, shoemaker

Coleman Horatio A., shoemaker

Evens John, "George" inn, farmer and grocer

Ford John Stranger, farmer, Luson

Ford William, shoemaker

Francis George W., highway surveyor

Gilberry Benjamin, newsagent

Giles William, "Union" inn

Gulley James, mason, Ford

Hannaford James P., farmer, South Battisborough

Hillsom Robert P., farmer, Scobbiscombe

Kerswell Robert Thomas and William George, farmers, Alston

Lake Charles, blacksmith

Lapthorn Robert, wheelwright and parish clerk


Maddock John, carter

Martin Richard, sub-postmaster

Martin and Tarring farmers, Minchenhay

Matson Robert S., chief officer of Coastal Guard, Mothecombe

Matthews Thomas, farmer, Hole

Miller William, "Jolly Sailor" inn, Mothecombe

Mitchelmore Wm., farmer, South Fursdon

Nichols Samuel, farmer, Luson

Nunn William, farmer, Borough

Parrott Benjamin, farmer, Mothecombe

Parrott John, farmer, Coombe

Pearse George, farmer, Ford

Pearse James, shoemaker and shopkeeper

Pearse John, farmer, Caulston

Penwell James, baker and farmer,

Penwell Thomas, tailor,

Rowse Richard, farmer, Pamflete farm

Sandover Mrs. Priscilla, farmer

Shepherd George, shopkeeper, Mothecombe

Shepherd James, mason

Sherrell John, farmer, Cottage farm

Sherrell Joseph, farmer, Brownswell

Steddiford John, carrier

Tarring Mrs. Mathilda, shopkeeper

Toms Frederick, farmer, Keaton

Wakeham John, farmer, Pool

Willcock Joseph D., farmer, Carsewell

Wilton John, farmer, North Batnorough

Wyatt Robert, farmer, North Fursdon


Post Office - Richard Martin, sub-postmaster. Letters from Ivybridge at 8.30 a.m.; dispatched at 4.25 p.m. Yealmpton is the nearest money order office.


National School (Boys) - James Loveday, master

National School (Girls) - Mrs. Susan Avery, mistress


Carriers - Steddiford and Ball, to Plymouth, Tues, Thurs, and Sat