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

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Transcribed by Elizabeth Glover HOWARD

Checked by Val HENDERSON


Pages 622 - 623


  PETROCKSTOW (or STOW ST PETROCK) is a village and parish in Torrington union, containing, by the census of 1861, 613 inhabitants, and 4000 acres; in the deanery of Torrington, archdeaconry of Barnstaple, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Shebbear, North Devonshire; 2 miles north from Hatherleigh, and 7½ from Torrington, on the main road between those places. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. Louis Woollcombe, M.A., had the tithes commuted at £271 per annum, with residence and 49 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of Lord Clinton. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Petrock, in the mixed style of architecture, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, with tower and five bells. A handsome stained glass window has recently been placed in the church, to the memory of M.r and Mrs. Risdon, by their two daughters. The Bible Christians and the Wesleyans have places of worship here. There is a National School for children of both sexes, which was erected, at a cost of £700, by Lord Clinton, in 1842. Lord Clinton is lord of the manor, and his lordship and Henry Perkin Bonifant, Esq., are the chief landowners.


WOOLLCOMBE Rev. Louis, M.A., The Rectory

Trades and Professions.

ADAMS Richard, tanner

ASHTON William, tailor and draper

BIRD George, shopkeeper

BIRD Samuel, blacksmith

BISSETT Ann, grocer and draper

BLACKMORE John, farmer, Hangers Allisland

BOND William, farmer, Thorns Alllisland

BONIFANT Henry Perkin, farmer, Little Marland, Woodhouse

BUNSTON Thomas J., National schoolmaster

DAYMOND Thomas, farmer, Westacott

EDWARDS William, shopkeeper

FREEMAN William, farmer, Foxhill

GILL James, carpenter

HOOPER Thomas, farmer, Heanton Barton

HOOPER Thomas, jun., farmer, Nethertown

LANGDON John, farmer, Rose cottage

LEONARD Mrs., farmer, Hook

LINE Thomas, boot and shoemaker

LUXTON Saml., blacksmith and parish clerk

MILLS William, farmer, Hall


MOCK John, builder

MOCK John, "White Hart"

MORTIMER John, farmer, Denford and Sincocks

PALMER Eli, farmer, Zeal

PICKARD Robert, farmer, Allisland

PIKE William, farmer, North town

PILE Robert and Sons, farmers, Hele Barton

ROCKEY Thomas, farmer, Ash

SELDEN William, wheelwright

SLEEMAN John, farmer, Berry.

STEER Thomas, farmer, Buttstone

STONEMAN Thomas, farmer, Chilsdon

SUMMERHAYES Richard, farmer, Town farm

TAUNTON William, farmer, Brightmanshay

TRACE William, boot and shoemaker

TUCKER Philip, wheelwright and farmer

TUCKER William, farmer, Little Marland

WARD John, farmer, Hallwood

WHITLOCK Thomas, wheelwright, Patchole

WILLIAMS Richard, farmer, Martins


Letters from Beaford. Hatherleigh is the nearest money order office


National School - Thos. J. Bunston, master







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