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

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Pages 866 - 867

  STOKENHAM is a parish and village in Kingsbridge union, containing, by the census of 1861, 1566 inhabitants, and 6011 acres; in the deanery of Woodleigh, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Coleridge, East Devonshire; 6 miles east from Kingsbridge, on the coast of the English Channel. The vicarage, with that of Chivelstone and the curacy of Sherford annexed, is valued at £695 per annum, with residence, and is in the incumbency of the Rev. John Charles Carwithen, M.A., and the patronage of the Crown. The church is a large ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Michael, with tower containing six bells. There is an excellent National School for children of both sexes, with residence for the master attached.

STOKELEY is the occational residence of Sir Lydston Newman, Bart., who is lord of the manor.

WIDDICOMBE is the residence of Arthur B. E. Holdsworth, Esq., who is lord of the manor called the Priory, and impropriator of the rectorial tithes.

COLERIDGE is the seat of John Allen, Esq.,J.P. This estate gives its name to the hundred.

CHILLINGTON is a hamlet of this parish, which contains the greater part of the village. The Bible Christians and Plymouth Brethren have places of worship here.

TORCROSS ia a hamlet, one mile east from thence, at which the beach has been raised, and forms a pleasant drive and promenade for upwards of a mile on the sea coast from thence to Slapton Sands. There is a good hotel and lodging houses for visitors. The LEY is a lake of fresh water, abounding in pike, roach, perch, &c., and in the winter with abundance of water fowl. There is a Coastguard Station. The Independents have a place of worship here.

HALLSANDS, BEESANDS, KELLATON, and BICKERTON are small hamlets of this parish.

Clergy and Gentry.

Allen John, Esq., J.P., Coleridge

Carwithen Rev. John Charles, M.A., The Vicarage

Holdsworth Arthur Bastard Easterbrook, Esq., J.P., Widdecombe

Holdsworth Arthur F., Esq., J.P., captain South Devon Militia, Widdicombe

Newman Sir Lydston, Bart., Stokely

Pitts Mr. John Prettjohn

Prettyjohn Mr. George

Rogers Mrs. Hannnah*

Trades and Professions.

Adams John Edward, farmer, Frittiscombe

Andrews Wm. Luscombe, farmer, Stokeley

Bowhay James, farmer, Beeson

Brooking James, grocer, draper, and mason

Burgoyne Mrs. Agnes, shopkeeper, Killeton

Burgoyne Nicholas, farmer, Killeton

Coaker Francis, farmer

Coles James, farmer, Higher Carnborough

Cole William, farmer, Killeton

Cole William, miller

Creber Joshua, farmer, Matscombe

Edwards William Richard, farmer, Coleridge

Goodman Mrs., farmer, BattonHarradon William, jun., blacksmith

Helmore Benjamin, farmer, Frithscombe

Hurrell William, farmer, Widdicombe

Hutchings Mrs. Agnes, "Church House" inn

Issell Thomas, boot and shoemaker, and sub-postmaster

Jeffery John, shopkeeper, Beeson

Lidstone William, farmer, Beeson

Lizard Thomas, farmer, Dunston

Newman Thomas, farmer, Lower Carnborough

Nowell George, farmer, Darnicombe

Page Edward, farmer, Beeson

Patey James, wheelwright, Killeton

Pedrick Nathaniel, farmer, Beeson

Pepperell Charles Edwin, farmer, Down

Perratt Benjamin, farmer, Middlecombe

Pitts William Lawrence, farmer, Muckwell

Popplestone Samuel, farmer, Middle Carnborough

Popplestone Samuel, farmer, Start

Prettyjohn Browse, farmer, Molescombe

Randell Ambrose Hext, district surveyor of roads, Beeson

Randell George, assistant overseer, Beeson

Rhymes William, mason

Shepherd William, miller, Lannercombe

Soper William, farmer, Killeton

Steer Thomas, blacksmith, Beeson

Stone Thomas Cousins, farmer, Higher Carnborough

Square Henry Roe, farmer, Dunston

Square Thomas, manure agent, Dunston

Strww Philip, "Tradesmen's Arms"



Clergy and Gentry.

Grace Mr. Henry

Lloyd Mrs. Elizabeth, Summerhaye cottage

Pitts Mr. Nicholas Prettyjohn, Newman's cottage

Wheeler Rev. John (Plymouth Brethren)

Trades and Professions.

Bowden John, shopkeeper

Brooking William, "Union"

Clements James, jun., carpenter and shopkeeper

Clements John, baker

Edgeland John, farmer

Helmer Furnaux, farmer

Lakeman John, farmer

Lanfmay Charles, tailor and shopkeeper

Luscombe Mrs. Ann, "New Inn"

Patey John, boot and shoemaker and parish clerk

Randell John, blacksmith

Shepherd John, boot and shoemaker

Tolchard James, farmer


Post Office - Thomas Issell, sub-postmaster. Letters from Kingsbridge arrive at 10 a.m.; dipatched a 3 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Torcross


National School - John Lavers, master; Mrs. Mary Kelland, mistress


Coaches to and from Dartmouth and Kingsbridge pass through daily



Clergy and Gentry.

Hole John, Esq.

Johnson Miss Theresa, Sunnydale

Prout William, Esq., The Cove

Trades and Professions.

Beel Miss Elizabeth, lodginghouse-keeper, Parade

Hole John, surgeon, Parade

Jeffery Nathaniel, grocer, baker and sub-postmaster

Lidstone George Randall, butcher and farmer

Pedrick John, mason, "Fisherman's Arms"

PEPPERELL PHILIP, lodginghouse-keeper and boatbuilder, Parade

Pike Henry, basketmaker

Pike John, basketmaker and lodginghouse-keeper

WORTH MRS. ANN, "Torcross" family hotel and boarding house, Parade


Letters from Kingsbridge arrive at 10.40 a.m.; dispatched at 2.45 p.m. Money orders granted and paid, and Savings Bank and Annuity business transacted from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Coast Guard Station - Thomas Lyne, officer



Trades and Professions.

Dare Samuel, "King's Arms"

Mingo James, "Hall Sands" inn, Hall Sands

Prettyjohn Philip, "Cricket" inn

Quick Robert, shopkeeper

Transcript Notes

* Noted 3 'N's in Hannnah





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