Saint Giles on the Heath

Saint Giles-on-the Heath

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

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 Transcribed by Val HENDERSON


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  SAINT GILES-ON-THE-HEATH is a village and parish in Launceston union, containing, by the census of 1861, 342 inhabitants, and 3044 acres; in the deanery of Trigge Major, archdeaconry of Cornwall, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Black Torrington, South Devonshire; 5 miles north from Launceston, and 9 miles south from Holsworthy. The vicarage is a donative, in the incumbancy of the Rev. Charles Hellens Taylor, M.A., valued at £101 per annum, and in the joint patronage of the Earl of Mount-Edgcumbe and the Marquis of Lothian, as trustees of Hele's Charity, who are also impropriators of the rectorial tithes, which were commuted at £129 8s. 8d. per annum. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Giles, consisting of nave, chancel, and south aisles, with tower and five bells. The Duke of Bedford and Lady Molesworth are chief owners of the soil. The poor have a small charitable bequest producing 13s. per annum.


Taylor Rev. Charles Helens*, M.A., The Vicarage

Trades and Professions.

Balsdon William, blacksmith

Banbury John, farmer, Hawkadown

Botterill Sampson, farmer, Hele

Botterill William, jun., farmer, Hele

Brown Philip, farmer, Cary

Chubb Mrs. James, "Arscott Arms," Chapman's well

Cory Arthur, farmer, East Panson

Crabb William, carpenter

Earl Thomas, boot and shoemaker, Chapman's well

Ellacott George, farmer, Chapman's well

Fry John, miller, Panson mill

Harris John, farmer, East Panson

Harris John, farmer, Hawkadown

Hocking Thomas, farmer, Little Sitcott

Hooper Thomas, carpenter and parish clerk, Hawkadown ground

Jewell Thomas, farmer, West Panson

Lillecrap John, farmer, West Panson

Mill John, farmer, Pinslow and Chawaton

Newberry Joseph, saddler, Chapman's well

Parsons Elnathan, farmer, Hollow Panson

Pethick Thomas, farmer, East Panson

Rice John, farmer, Sitcott, Pinslow

Veale John, farmer,

Westlake William, mason, Box's shop

White William, shoemaker, Box's shop

Yeo William, farmer, East Panson


Latters from Launceston, which is also the nearest money order office


Parochial School —Mrs. E. Williams, mistress







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