Littleham nr Bideford


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

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Transcribed by Elizabeth Glover HOWARD

Checked by Val HENDERSON

Page 372

  LITTLEHAM is a village and parish in Bideford union, containing, by the census of 1861, 408 inhabitants, and 1250 acres; in the deanery of Hartland, archdeaconry of Barnstaple, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Shebbear, North Devonshire; 2½ miles south from Bideford. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. Joseph Lymebear Harding, B.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1841, at £204 per annum, with residence and 93 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of G. Anthony, Esq. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Swithin, in the Early English style, consisting of nave, chancel, aisle and transept, with tower and four bells. There is a school for children of both sexes. The poor have a charitable bequest producing 8s. per annum. The Rev. J. L. Harding and Miss Anthony are jointly lord and lady of the manor, and with Townsend Kirkwood, Esq., the chief landowners.

Clergy and Gentry.

ANDREW Rev. James H., B.A., curate, Manor house

FORD Mr. Samuel

HARDING Rev. Joseph Lymbear, B.A., The Rectory

REYNOLDS George, Esq., High park

REYNOLDS Joseph Jones, Esq., High park

TWEEN William, Esq., East Hele

Trades and Professions.

APPS Brewery Company - John Harden, manager

BALE John, farmer, Higher Bownson

BROWN William, farmer, East Furlong

CLARKE Henry, farmer and parish clerk, Lower Dunn

COCK James, farmer, East Hele

CREALOCK James, "Hoops" inn, and boot and shoemaker

GORDON Philip. blacksmith

HARRIS William, farmer, Yeo farm

HEYWOOD William, farmer, Littleham court

HOCKAWAY Mrs. Grace, shopkeeper

MARTIN Henry, farmer, South Hele

MORRIS Edward, farmer, Lower Bownson

MULLINS James, miller, Edge mill

PROUSE Mrs. Jane, farmer, Knowle

SLATER William , carpenter and wheelwright

TALLAMY Mrs. Ann, shopkeeper

TALLAMY Thomas, butcher


Wall Letter Box - Letters from Bideford, which is also the nearest money order office


School - Mrs Susan Martin, mistress.






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