Shaugh Prior

Shaugh Prior

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

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Transcribed by Val HENDERSON

Checked by Rex WEBBER

Pages 863 - 864


  SHAUGH PRIOR is a village and parish in Plympton St. Mary union, containing, by the census of 1861, 570 inhabitants, and 8707 acres; in the hundred and deanery of Plympton, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, SOuth Devonshire; 7 miles nort-east from Plymouth, on the borders of Dartmoor Forest. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. George Richard Schobell, B.A., is valued at £150 per annum, and is in the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Westminster. The church is an ancient edifice in the Early English style, consisting of nave, chancel, and north and south aisles, with tower surmounted by pinnacles, and containing six bells. There is a National School for children of both sexes. A considerable quantity of porcelain and China clay is dug at Le* Moor, in this parish; and an iron and sulphur mine commenced working in June, 1869; it is the property of Sir Massey Lopes**, Bart., and worked by John Brogden and Sons. There are some celtic remains and portions of an ancient British town on Lee Moor.


Schobell Rev. George Richard, B.A., curate

Trades and Profession.

Abbott John, farmer, Harscombe

Abbott Philip, shoemaker

Andrews Walter, farmer, Coldstone

Andrews William, farmer, Henwood

Atwill William, farmer, Mount Clog

Baskerville Elias, farmer, Harestone***

Brock John, blacksmith, Lower Whiteyborough*4

Brogden John and Sons, ironmasters, Shaugh Iron Mine—William Godden, manager

Damerel John, farmer,Brixton*5

Damerel William, farmer, Fern hill*6

Dennis William, farmer, Truelove

Evans John, manager at Meavy China Clay Works

Foster William, cottager

Godden William, manager for John Brogden and Sons

Grey Thomas, farmer, Great Pitherill*7

Gullett Robert, farmer, Lower Lee

Gullett William, "White Thorn" inn

Hurrell Edward, farmer, Hollow Greep*8

Hurrell Edward, mason, West down

Hutchings Holland, farmer, Dunstone

Kingwell Isaac, farmer, Hoxton*9

Lavers John, warrener, Trowlesworthy

Lee Moor Architectural and Fire Brick Works


Lillicrap William, cottager

Maddock James, farmer, Little Pitherill*10

Martin Brothers, China clay manufacturers, Lee Moor

Mattacott John, farmer, Wotter

Mattacott John, jun., farmer, Woodlands

Meavy China Clay Company (limited)—John Evans, manager

Mumford Thomas, farmer, Under Shaugh

Mumford Thomas, farmer, Purps

Nicholls Thomas, shoemaker

Perkins Edward, farmer, Founson*11

Perkins Robert, farmer, Nether Shaugh

Reddicliffe Richard, farmer, Collard

Rowe Benjamin, farmer, Lower hill

Sellick John, farmer, Whiteyborough*4

Stephens Robert, farmer, Portworthy

Tregellis John, miller

Trethewey John Thomas, carpenter

Westlake William, farmer, Upper Shaugh

Worth John, farmer, Booghill*12

Wotter Porcelain Clay Works—Samuel Mitchell, manager


Letters from Roborough, charged at two-pence each. The nearest money order office is at Plympton


National School - Miss Laura Priest, mistress


Transcript Notes.

* Should read 'Lee Moor' not 'Le Moor'

** 'Lopes' is spelt 'Lopez' on the Bickleigh page entry.

*** should read 'Hartstonr' not 'Harestone'

*4 Modern spelling - ' Whittaborough'

*5 Should read or is known as 'Brixton Barton'

*6 Modern Spelling - 'Fernhill'

*7 Modern Spelling - 'Great Pithill'

*8 Modern Spelling - 'Hollowgreep', now one word.

*9 Should read 'Huxton' not 'Hoxton'

*10 Modern Spelling - 'Little Pithill'

*11 Modern Spellin - 'Faunstone'

*12 Modern Spellin -'Bughill'






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