Malborough and Salcombe

Malborough and Salcombe.

Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870 

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Transcribed by Peter RUTHERFORD

Checked by Val HENDERSON

Pages 836 - 839


  MALBOROUGH is a village and parish in Kingsbridge union, including the small seaport of SALCOMBE, containing, by the census of 1861, 2388 inhabitants, and 5310 acres; in the deanery of Woodleigh, archdeaconry of Totnes, hundred of Stanborough, East Devonshire; 2 miles north-west from Salcombe Haven, and 4 south-west from Kingsbridge, situate on an eminence commanding beautiful views, both inland and across the English Channel, between the points called Bolt Head and Bolt Tail. The living is a chapelry attached to the vicarage of West Alvington, in the incumbency of the Rev. Alfred Earle, M.A., and the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury. The church is a large ancient edifice, in the Perpendicular style, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles and tower, surmounted by a spire, and containing six bells; it has been thoroughly restored at a cost of upwards of £2000, and was re-opened for divine service on the 26th April, 1870. In the interior is a monument of white marble to the memory of the late Lord Kinsale. The Baptists have a place of worship here, and there is a National School for children of both sexes. Mrs. Alice Bayning, in the 16th century, and Richard Dyer, in 1730, devised certain lands and tenements which now produce £30 per annum, out of which £10 is paid to the schoolmaster, and the remainder expended in the repairs of the church and the relief of the poor.

BATSON, BOLBURY, COLLATON, COMBE, HORNECOMBE, REW, and SHADYCOMBE are hamlets forming part of this parish.

SALCOMBE is a hamlet of the above parish, which was created a separate ecclesiastical district in 1844, containing, by the census of 1861, 1658 inhabitants, 2 miles south-east from Malborough, and forms a small seaport, pleasantly situated on the west side of the estuary which runs up to Kingsbridge. It is a sub port to Dartmouth, and possesses safe anchorage for about 200 vessels of moderate tonnage, although vessels of a large tonnage can also anchor there, but in consequence of the difficulties of the navigation at the entrance between Bolt Head and Prawle Point, it is not frequently used by the large craft. There is a Custom House and Coast Guard Station, and it has its own registration of shipping.

During the Civil Wars between Charles I. and his Parliament, Salcombe Castle, of which there are some remains, was a fort of some importance, and was garrisoned on behalf of the King, and Sir Edward Fortescue appointed governor; but after a siege of nearly four months' duration, on being summoned by General Fairfax, it surrendered on the 23rd January 1645, to Colonel Weldon, Parliamentary governor of Plymouth.

The climate of this place is amongst the warmest and most salubrious on the coast of Devon; and oranges, lemons, and citrons are grown, and the American aloe blooms, in the open air. The waters produce plaice and other fish, also the scallop, which is a scarce fish in most other places.

The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Frederick Williamson, M.A., is valued at £200 per annum, with residence, and is in the patronage of the Earl of Devon. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is a handsome modern edifice, which was erected in 1843. The Wesleyans and Plymouth Brethren have places of worship here, and there is a National School for children of both sexes.

Clergy and Gentry.

Hayne William, Esq., Bolberry

Swanborough Rev. Robert, B.A., (curate), Glebe house

Weymouth The Misses, Batson


Trades and Professions.

Adams Mrs. Mary Dorothy, farmer, Lower Rew

Adams Thomas, farmer, Hope Barton

Adams William, farmer, Mary Knowle

Ash Mrs. Mary, shopkeeper, Hope cove

Balkwill James, farmer, Yard

Balkwill Richard, farmer, Ilton

Chant Mrs Catherine, "Victoria," Batson

Earle Joseph Henry, farmer, Alston

Ellis John, shopkeeper

Ford Edwin, farmer, Furze down

Ford John, farmer, South down

Ford William, farmer, Jarvis Collaton

Hannaford John, farmer, Hanger mill

Hayne William, farmer, Bolberry

Hodder George, farmer, Portlemore

Horswill Wm., farmer, Higher Rew

Jarvis Joseph, boot and shoemaker

Jarvis Thomas Adams, farmer, Lower Collaton

Jarvis Thomas Brown, assistant overseer

Jarvis William Adams, farmer, Bolberry

Lakeman James, farmer and cider dealer, Batson

Linden Joseph, farmer and manure agent, Higher Sewer

Masters Adams, farmer, Weymouth Collaton

Moore Mrs. Jane, sub-postmistress, "Old" inn

Morgan William, blacksmith

Partridge Richard, farmer, West Batson hall

Prowse Robert, farmer, Loddiswell

Shears George, farmer, Higher Collaton

Smale George Steer, farmer, Whitehall

Smith Thomas, farmer, Churchill

Snowdon John, farmer, Plympton

Stumbles George, farmer, Lower Sewer

Trinick John, farmer, Shute

Vivian William, farmer, Shadycombe

Weymouth Wm., farmer, Lincombe

White Richard, farmer

Whiting Geo., miller, Bolberry mills

Yeoman John, huntsman

Yeoman William, parish clerk


Post Office - Mrs. Jane Moore, sub-postmistress. Letters from Kingsbridge at 9.30 a.m.; dispatched at 3.45 p.m. Salcombe is the nearest money order office.


National School - Mrs. Sarah Trinick, schoolmistress


Clergy and Gentry.

Douglas Mrs. Sarah, Cliff house

Harndon Mr. Henry, The Island

Kinsale Lord Michael De Courcy, Ringrone

Langworthy John Mosey Bartlett, Esq.

Pinwell Rev. Wm. James, Mount Knowle

Pratt Rev. James (Wesleyan)

Turner Lady Louisa, The Moult

Whiddon Mr. George, Courtnay place

Williamson Rev. Frederick, M.A., vicar

Trades and Professions.

Adams James Henry, chemist and druggist

Adams John, farmer, Horescombe

Adams John Dawe, master mariner

Adams Nicholas, farmer, Higher Batson

Adams Samuel, master mariner

Appledore Joseph, master mariner

Arundell Richard, master mariner

Baldwin Mrs. Ann, grocer

Baldwin Mrs. Mary Ann, draper, The Island

Baker George, farmer, Snapes

Ball James, shoemaker

Beckford John, master mariner

Brown Robert, farmer, Shadycombe

Chadder James, boot and shoemaker

Chant Mrs. Catherine, "Victoria" inn, Lower Batson

Chapman Henry, baker and shopkeeper

Chapman William, mason

Cole Edward, carpenter and postmaster

Cole James, boot and shoemaker

Cole Joel, shoemaker

Cook William, painter, plumber, and glazier, and agent for the Kingsbridge Packet

Cousins Thomas, block and pump maker

Cove Edward Winsor, master mariner

Cove Thomas, master mariner and draper

Cove William, master mariner

Cranch James, master mariner

Crocker John, boot and shoemaker

Date William, master mariner

Daw Mrs. Mary, "Victoria" inn

Dornom Wm., plumber, ironmonger, and tinman

Efford Robert, ironmonger and plumber

Elliott Robert, farmer, Batson

Evans Joseph, shipbuilder, "Shipwrights' Arms"

Evans Mrs. Honor, shopkeeper

Evans Mrs. Elizabeth, shipbuilder

Fairweather James, baker

Finnimore Mrs. Ann, "Commercial" inn

Foale Robert, harbour pilot

Forbes Mrs. Sarah, draper

Frink William, master mariner

Grant —, provision merchant

Harnden Edwin, master mariner

Harnden John, shipowner

Harnden and Whiddon, shipbuilders

Hannaford John, baker

Hannaford John, shipowner and ships' husband

Hannaford William, farmer

Hannaford Wm., jun., butcher and farmer

Heath Peter, baker

Hicks Richard, tailor and haberdasher

Hill Frederick Wm., master mariner

Hill John Hurrell, shipowner

Hooppell John E., boot and shoemaker

Jarvis Albert, master mariner

Jarvis George, boot and shoemaker

Jarvis Joseph, shopkeeper and tailor

Jarvis Mrs. Nancy, lodginghouse, Sand hill

Jarvis Nathaniel, master mariner

Jarvis Richard, harbour pilot

Jarvis Mrs. Susan, shopkeeper and baker

Jarvis Thomas, master mariner

Jarvis William Price, draper

Jellard James Chope, master mariner

King William, master mariner, The Island

King William, jun., master mariner

Lakeman James, farmer, Batson

Lakeman James, miller, Southern mill

Langworthy John Mosey Bartlett, surgeon

Lapthorn Mrs. Sarah, lodginghouse

Luckham James, master mariner

Luckham Mrs. Susan, baker

Maddick William Thos., "Plymouth" inn

Masters Aaron, farmer, Tor hill, Batson

Masters William, master mariner

May Thomas, master mariner

Moore Thomas, "King's Arms"

Murch Thomas, farmer, Batson

Osborn John, coal merchant

Partridge Thomas, sailmaker

Patey James, block and pumpmaker

PEARCE ANTHONY GOODRIDGE, grocer and provision dealer, and agent for W. and A. Gilbey's wines and spirits (See advertisement)

Pearce Samuel, coal merchant and secretary to Gas Company

Penwell Thomas, master mariner

Pepperell Edward, master mariner and grocer

Pepperell John, master mariner

Pepperell Robert, farmer, Beadon

Pepperell Robert, jun., butcher and farmer

Pepperell Wm., master mariner and grocer

Port Charles, tailor

Port William, coal merchant

Prowse William, master mariner

Quick Edward, master mariner

Quick William, master mariner

Rider Edward, master mariner

Russell Eliza and Rebecca, toydealers

Saunders Thomas, coal merchant

Shears William, master mariner

Sheriff William, master mariner

Sladen John Heath, tailor

Steer George, mason

Stumbles James, mason

Stumbles William, boot and shoemaker

Sture Thos. Hext, "Island" inn, The Island

Thomas William, watchmaker

Thorning William, sailmaker

Tolcher Joseph, harbour pilot

Trinick John, master mariner

Trinick Peter, master mariner

Trinick William, boatbuilder, "Union" inn

Venian Wm., farmer, baker, and horse letter

Vincent James Pridham, master mariner

Vincent Shadrach, master mariner

Vincent William, master mariner

Vivian James, master mariner

Vivian James, shipbuilder

Vivian John, master mariner

Vivian Mrs. Sarah, shopkeeper

Whiddon George, blacksmith

Whiting William, master mariner

Wills Mrs., blacksmith

Yeoman William, baker and shopkeeper


Post Office - Edward Cole, postmaster. Letters from Kingsbridge arrive at 8.40 a.m.; dispatched at 4 p.m. Money orders granted and paid, and Savings Bank business transacted from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Custom House - William Henry Webb, principal officer, Coast Guard Station


County Constabulary - John Matthews, constable


National School - A. Huntington, master; Miss E. J. Redman, mistress


Infant School - Mrs Elizabeth Sergant, mistress


Water Conveyance - Boats to and from Kingsbridge, daily. Steamers to and from Kingsbridge to Plymouth twice a week





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