North Huish

Huish (North)

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

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Transcribed by Kevin BROWN

Checked by Val HENDERSON


Pages 819 - 820

  HUISH (NORTH) is parish in Totnes union, containing, by the census of 1861, 432 inhabitants, and 2662 acres; in the deanery of Plympton, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Stanborough, South Devonshire; 3 miles south-east from Kingsbridge Road Station, on the South Devon Railway, and 5 east from Ivybridge, on the banks of the river Avon. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. Edward Kitson, M.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1849; at £490 per annum, with residence and 74A.3R.35P. of glebe land; it is in the patronage of Deane Comins, Esq. The Church is an ancient edifice, in the Perpendicular style (dedication unknown), consisting of nave, chancel, and a small north aisle to the memory of the Butterford Family, and South aisle, with the tower, containing five bells, and surmounted by a spire. The whole has just been new roofed, and is now being reseated and otherwise restored. There is a fine old hexagonal stone font bearing 1662. A mural monument, dated 1790, to the memory of Richard Strode, Esq., bears the following extraordinary inscription: -


"Reader, when thou retirest hence, observe

"The stately mansion that adorns the brow

"Of younder summit, which howe'er transformed

"By taste or time; by whomsoe'er possessed

"Shall still retain intrinsick consequence

"Long as one stone remains upon another

"To mark that spot,endeared for having been

"The native place and residence of Strode."



There is a National School for children of both sexes, and the Baptists have a place of worship here. The poor have the interest of £200, bequeathed by the Rev. Peter Perring, a former rector, which is distributed annually in food, fuel, and clothing, amongst the aged and infirm not receiving parochial relief.

LUPRIDGE and part of NEWHOUSE are hamlets of this parish.

BUTTERFORD, the residence of Mr. Samuel Cockrem, is a spacious house about a quarter of a mile from the village, situate on rising ground, commanding extensive views of the surrounding neighbourhood, and from the salubrity of the air, frequently resorted to by invalids.

Clergy and Gentry.

Bowden Henry, Esq., Southern house

Crosse R., Esq., Black hall

King Thomas, Esq., J.P., Manor house

Kitson Rev. Edward, M.A., The Rectory



Trades and Professions.

Andrews William L.,farmer, Broadley

Brown James Henry, carpenter

Cockren Samuel, farmer, Butterford

Cousins William, wheelwright and blacksmith, Newhouse

Creber Richard Henry,farmer, Coombe

Edmonds William, thatcher and basket maker

Hannaford John, farmer, Higher Norris

Harvey John, shopkeeper

Head Mrs. Eliza, laundress, Newhouse

Herd John, shoemaker

Hewett John, farmer, Norris


Hill William, farmer, Lupridge

Horswill Samuel, shoemaker

Hosking William, farmer, Stitchenhay

Jonas Thomas, farmer

Luscombe Thomas, farmer, Penston

Revell William, farmer, Bickham

Steer Edward, miller, Butterford mill

Tarr James, farmer, Wheeldon

Tarring George,farmer, Colmer

Tribble William, farmer, Lupridge

Wakeham Richard, farmer, Haswell

Wakeham Thomas, farmer, Ley

Wakeham William,farmer

White Richard, shoemaker and shopkeeper, New house

Yabsley Robert, mason


Letter fron Ivybridge, which is also the nearest money order office


National School - -








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