West Alvington

West Alvington

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

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Transcribed by Jack STEER

Checked by Val HENDERSON


Pages 801 - 802.

ALVINGTON (or ALLINGTON) WEST is a parish and village in Kingsbridge union, containing by the census of 1861, 925 inhabitants, and 4110 acres; in the deanery of Woodleigh, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Stanborough, East Devonshire; about 1 ½ mile south -west from Kingsbridge. The vicarage, with the chapelries of South Huish, Malborough, and South Milton annexed, is in the incumbency of the Rev. Alfred EARLE, M.A., and the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury; the joint value, £800 per annum, with residence. The church is a fine ancient edifice, in the Perpendicular style, with an embattled tower, surmounted with pinnacles, and containing six bells, and was thoroughly restored about two years ago. The Calvinists have a place of worship here, and there is a National School for children of both sexes. There are some small charitable bequests for the benefit of the poor.

EASTON, BAWCOMBE, TICKET WOOD, SORLEY, and WOOLSTON are hamlets; and part of the village of MALBOROUGH is in this parish.

Clergy and Gentry

EARLE Rev. Alfred, M.A., Vicarage

FROST Mr. William Henry, Woolston Villa

ILBERT Mrs. and the Misses, Norden

ILBERT Wm. Roope, Esq., Bowringleigh

LUSCOMBE John, Esq., Combe Royal

WEYMOUTH Mrs., Collapit

Trades and professions

ADAMS Henry, farmer, Auton

BALKWILL Robert, ship owner and farmer, Park

BARONS William Henry, farmer, Easton

BLACKLER Thomas, farmer, Woolston Court

BROWN Samuel, farmer, Collapit

CRIMP John, farmer, Oldaway

CRISPIN Elam, baker

EDWARDS Henry, farmer, Combe

FARR Samuel, carpenter and joiner

FORD John, farmer, Woolston

GILLARD George, farmer, Hedgewell

HALL Mrs. Johannah, linen draper, Malborough

HELMER Henry, farmer, Woolston

HINE Ann and Roger, blacksmiths

HINE George, blacksmith, Butts

HINGSTON Arthur, farmer, Woodhouse

HUXHAM William, farmer, Sorley

JARVIS Joseph, boot and shoe maker, Malborough

JARVIS Joseph jun., boot and shoe maker, Malborough

JARVIS Thomas, boot and shoe maker

LAVERS Robert, farmer, Priston

LAVERS Robert Henry, farmer, Woolston

LETHBRIDGE Servington, farmer, Centre

LIDSTONE Richard, farmer, Longbrook

LUSCOMBE William, farmer, Sorley

LUSKEY William, farmer

MORGAN William, blacksmith, sub-postmaster, and parish clerk

NICHOLLS Henry, sen., registrar of births and deaths for West Alvington district, Ticket Wood

PINHEY William, shopkeeper

PITTS Charles, farmer, Gerston

PROWSE John, boot and shoemaker

PROWSE Robert, "Royal Oak", Malborough

VOYSEY John, "Ring of Bells"

WARREN Edward, mason


Post Office - William MORGAN, sub-postmaster. Letters from Kingsbridge arrive at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 5 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Kingsbridge.


National School - John SMITH, master; Mrs. Jane Winter GOODMAN, mistress