Buckland Monachorum

Buckland Monachorum

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

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 Transcribed by Deborah O'BRIEN

Checked by Val HENDERSON

Pages 809 - 810


  BUCKLAND MONACHORUM is a village and parish in Tavistock union, containing, by the census of 1861, 1489 inhabitants, and 6338 acres; in the deanery of Tamerton, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Roborough, South Devonshire; 4 miles south from Tavistock. An abbey was founded here in 1278 by Alicia, widow of Baldwin, Earl of Devonshire, dedicated to the Virgin Mary and St. Benedict, to which she removed a society of Cistercian Monks from the Isle of Wight, and from whence the distinguishing name of Monachorum is derived. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Richard James Hayne, M.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1842 at £304.10s. per annum, with residence and 49A. 2R. 39P. of glebe land, and is in the patronage of the Rev. Richard Hayne D.D. The church is a handsome edifice, dedicated to St. Andrew, in the Third Pointed style of architecture, consisting of nave, north and south transepts, chancel, north and south aisles, and a tower, surmounted by pinnacles, containing six bells and a clock. The Wesleyans and Baptists have places of worship here. There is a National School for children of both sexes, which was founded and endowed, in 1702, by Lady Elizabeth Modyford. There are some charitable bequests for the benefit of the poor. Sir Thomas Fuller Elliott Drake, Sir Anthony Buller, the Duke of Bedford, John H. Gill Esq., J.P., and Sir Massey Lopez are the chief landowners, the latter being lord of the manor.

HORRABRIDGE is a hamlet of this parish, on the Launceston branch of the South Devon Railway, at which it has a station. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Frederick Henry Tucker, LL.B., is valued at £150 per annum, and is in the patronage of the Bishop of Exeter. The church, or chapel-at-ease, was erected by subscription, in 1835; it is also in the Early English style of architecture, and will seat about 300.

MILTON is also a hamlet forming part and parcel of this parish.

Clergy and Gentry.

Baston Thomas W., Esq., Crapstone

Bradshaw Mrs., Yelverton house

Buller Rev. Anthony, M.A.

Corter Mrs. Daniel

Eastlake William Esq., Brake house

Gill John Hornbrook, Esq., J.P., Bickham park

Hayne Rev. Richard James, N.A., The Vicarage

Mashford Mrs., Stoke hill, Crapstone

Tucker Rev. Frederick Henry, LL.B., vicar of Horrabridge

Waddington Mr. Richard, Harwood house


Trades and Professions.

Blowey John, mason, Netherton

Blowey Philip, farmer and corndealer, Pound farm

Blowey William, shoemaker, Horrabridge

Carpenter Charles, blacksmith, Buckland

Carpenter James, shopkeeper, Buckland

Chapple Henry, mason, apartments

Chapple James, shopkeeper and postmaster, Horrabridge

Chapple Jethro, painter, Horrabridge

Chapple John, "Bedford" inn, Horrabridge

Chowen John, farmer, Ballstone

Chown William Creber, blacksmith, Milton

Cocks John, farmer, Venton

Corter Samuel, farmer, Cudgeford

Dawe John, farmer, Yeoland

Dawe William, farmer, Hellington

Dockett John, carpenter

Dockett Mrs., apartments

Doidge William, mine agent, Horrabridge

Drake Benj., stationmaster, Horrabridge

Foot Mrs. Caroline, baker, Horrabridge

Foot Israel, carpenter, Horrabridge

Fudge William, "London," and mason, Horrabridge

Full George, baker

Galworthy Saml., shopkeeper, Horrabridge

Gill William, blacksmith, Buckland

Glanvill Mrs. William, beer retailer, Buckland

Glanville Richard, "Roborough," Horrabridge

HAMLYN AND CO., woollen manufacturers, woolstaplers, and fellmongers, Horrabridge

Hamlyn John, farmer, Sowton

Hamlyn Joseph (firm of Hamlyn and Co.); h. Foxham cottage, Horrabridge

Harding John, tailor, Horrabridge

Harris Russell, miller, Phœnix mills

Heath Mrs. Betsy, shopkeeper, Horrabridge

Helson John, farmer, Coombe

Higman ------, "Manor" inn

Hoidge John, farmer, Eggworthy

Jackson Ley, farmer, Horrabridge

James Richard, farmer, Longash

Jeffery Moses, farmer, Milton

Jenkins Samuel, shopkeeper, Horrabridge

Kinsman John, beer retailer, Milton

Kinsman William, miller, Hatch mills

Lakeman William, thatcher, Milton

Lean John, mine agent, Horrabridge

Lethbridge Christopher and Son, carpenters

Lock Samuel, "Buller's Arms," Buckland

Luscombe John, shoemaker, Buckland

Luscombe Samuel, butcher, Buckland

Moses John, shopkeeper

Nile Nicholas, farmer, Axtown

Northmore Mrs. Sarah, farmer, Lake

Palmer J. and N., shopkeepers, Horrabridge

Peter Robert, farmer, Binkham

Petherick Benjamin, wheelwright

Pratt John Drew, farmer, Place Barton

Quick Samuel, miller, Milton

Rabbidge Edward, farmer, Blowiscombe

Reed Joseph and Richard, farmers, Cubbytown

Shillibeer Lawrence, "Rock" hotel, Buckland

Shortridge James, millwright, Horrabridge

Spry and Worth, masons, Buckland

Spry Thomas, farmer, Cuxton

Spry Thomas, parish clerk

SPURR JOSEPH HENRY, grocer, draper, Italian warehouseman, and agent for Corner's Pines Devonshire Oils, Horrabridge

Symons Joseph, shoemaker

Toop Henry, shopkeeper, Horrabridge

Toop Richard, butcher, Horrabridge

Toop Richard, auctioneer, and registrar of births and deaths, Rose villa, Horrabridge

Trezillas Charles, miller, Horrabridge

TREMAIN SAMUEL, apartments, The Retreat, Horrabridge

Vallance John, apartments

Vergoe John, farmer, Milton

Vigars William, farmer, Crapstone

Waters William, shopkeeper, Horrabridge

Webber W. R., builder, apartments

Westlake Robert, blacksmith, Horrabridge

White John, farmer

Willcock John, farmer, Didham

Willcock William, farmer, Uphill

Wills ------, farmer, Harrowbeer

Witheridge William, farmer, Whistley

Woolfrys Mrs. Joseph, farmer

Worth William H., shopkeeper, Buckland

Youren Simon, carpenter, Milton


Post Office --- William Worth, sub-postmaster. Letters from Tavistock arrive at 9a.m.; dispatched at 5p.m. Tavistock is the nearest money order office

Post Office; Horrabridge --- James Chapple, sub-postmaster



Railway Station, Horrabridge ---- Benjamin Drake, stationmaster






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