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

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Transcribed by Elizabeth Glover HOWARD

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  PARKHAM is a village and parish in Bideford union, containing by the census of 1861 , 886 inhabitants and 5808 acres in the deanery of Hartland, archdeaconry of Barnstaple , diocese of Exeter; hundred of Shebbear, North Devonshire; near the small river Yeo, adjoining Barnstaple Bay, 6 miles south-west from Bideford. The rectory is in the incumbency of the Rev Edward HENSLEY MA had the tithes commuted in 1841, at £730 per annum and has residence and 119 acres of glebe land; it is in the patronage of William Henry STONE Esq . The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St James; in the Gothic style, consisting of a nave, chancel, north and south aisles, with tower containing six bells. The Bible Christians and Wesleyans have places of worship here. There is a National School for children of both sexes. The Hon Mark ROLLE is Lord of the manor and he and Samuel Trehawke KEKEWICH Esq., and J PINE-COFFIN Esq., are the principal landowners.

ASH 2 miles west; BROAD PARKHAM , 1½ miles south-west, HORN'S CROSS 1½ miles north, and BUCK MILLS 2½ north-west are hamlets of this parish.

GOLDWORTHY 1 mile north-west is also a hamlet, noted as the birth place of the poet Gay.


Clergy and Gentry.

BIRD Mr. Charle,s B. A., Oliver house

GRAVES Thomas H., Esq., Fox Down

HENSLEY Rev. Edward, M. A. The Rectory


Trades and Professions.

ANDREW Edmund, "New " inn and shopkeeper

ANDREW George, farmer

BADCOCK Richard, miller, Old mills

BECKLAKE James, butcher, Horn`s Cross

BEER John, farmer, Halsbury Barton

BLAKE Abel, farmer, Bableigh

BLIGHT Daniel, tailor

BOUNDY Richard, farmer, Ash

BRAUND William, farmer, Northway

BROOM William, butcher

CADDY Thomas, farmer, Bowden

CHALK Humphrey May, blacksmith and sub-postmaster, Horn`s Cross

CHING Thomas, farmer, Goldworthy

DARK John, farmer, Linebury

DAVEY Philip, yeoman, Holwell

DOWNING Thomas, farmer, Kerswell

DUNN Bartholomew, farmer, Sedboro'

DUNN Joseph, farmer, Broad Parkham

DUNN Richard, farmer, Nethercott

EASTMAN James, "Hoops" inn

EVELY John, "Bell" inn

FORD Michael, farmer, East Goldworthy

GEORGE Mrs. Elizabeth, farmer, Cabbacott

GRIGG Richard, blacksmith

GRIGG Seth, butcher and farmer, East Goldworthy

HARRIS Samuel, shopkeeper Horn`s Cross

HEAL Robert , carpenter

HEYWOOD George, farmer, Watershutt

HEYWOOD Joseph, farmer, Watershutt

HEYWOOD Thomas, farmer, Northway

HEYWOOD Walter, farmer, Sloo

HILL John , farmer and collector of taxes, Stone farm


HOLMAN Richard, machine maker, Horn`s cross

HONEY Philip, farmer, Ash

JEFFREY Richard, farmer, Waytown

JENKINS William, carpenter, Horn`s cross

JEWELL Henry, builder and farmer, Culver Park villa

LANE James, painter and glazier,Horn's cross

LANE John, butcher and farmer, East Goldworthy

LANE Lewis, "Coach and Horses," Horn`s cross

LANG William, farmer, Broad Parkham

LEE Thomas, farmer, East Goldworthy

LEWIS James, farmer , Tucking mill

MARTIN James, boot and shoemaker and parish clerk

MOASE Noah, farmer, Cabbacott

MOASE John, carpenter

MOORE Richard, farmer, Dyer`s Moor

NANCEKIVELL Wm., farmer, Broad Parkham

NORMAN John, farmer, Ash

NORMAN Robert, farmer, Ash

NORMAN Samuel, corn merchant

PEASE Edward, miller, Goldworthy Mill

PRANCE James, miller and farmer, Halsbury Mill

RICHARDS John, farmer, Melbury

SANDERS Mrs. Ann, miller and farmer, Boccombe mills

SQUIRE John, plumber and painter

VAGGERS William, boot and shoe maker, Newhaven

VAGGERS William, mason


Post Office - Horn`s Cross — Humphrey May CHALK, sub-postmaster.

Letters from Bideford arrive at 9 a.m.; and dispatched at 3 p.m. Bideford is the nearest money order office.


National School - James Heal, master

Infant School - Mrs Mary Harris , mistress

West Country School - Parkham — Charles Bird, B.A., head master, ; Thomas R. Abbett, second master.