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

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Transcribed by Val HENDERSON

Checked by Arthur FRENCH

Pages 514 - 515

  KINGSKERSWELL (or CARSWELL) is a village and parish in Newton Abbot union, containing, by the census of 1861, 903 inhabitants, and 1744 acres; in the deanery of Ipplepen, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Haytor, East Devonshire, on the Torquay branch of the South Devon Railway, at which it has a station; 2½ miles south from Newton Abbot, and 3 north from Tor Station. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. George Morris, M.A., is valued at £105 per annum, with residence and seven acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of the vicar of St. Mary Church. The church is a picturesque edifice, dedicated to St. Mary, in the Early Perpendicular style, consisting of nave, north and south aisles and tower, with western turret containing five bells and a clock; in the interior are several monuments of the Dynham family. The priest's chamber, which is over the north porch, is now used as a vestry.A beautiful stream of water runs on the south side of the churchyard, and adjoining the churchyard are the ruins of an ancient castle, once the seat of the Dynham (or Denham) family. The Baptists and Wesleyans have places 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. Henry Langford Brown, Esq., is lord of the manor and chief owner of the soil.

Clergy, Gentry, and Private Residents.

Barter Mr. William, Hillstead

Beachy Richard W., Esq., Fluder house

Brown David, Esq.

Brown Henry Langford, Esq., Barton hall

Cann Mrs. Harriet Leonard, Wellington pl

Carew Henry, Esq., Vale View

Carter Mr. John, North Whilborough

Conder Miss Agnes, Elm Bank

Conder Richard, Esq., Rose hill

Croft Cyrus W., Esq., Tor hill

Crowther Mr. Jonathan

Harvey Mr. Thomas

Hayens Mr. George

Hewlett Thomas, Esq.

Ingle Clifton W., Esq., Linwood house

Morris Rev. George, M.A., vicar

Norsworthy Miss

Pearse Mrs. Mary, Wellington place

Rodway Charles Allin, Esq., Rose Hill cot

Roe Edwd. T., Esq., M.D., Annandale lodge

Rowe Mr. William V., Myrtle cottage

Soper Mr. William

Sturdy Mrs. Margaret E.

Tapper Mr. James, Regent's cottage

Wale Mr. John, Rock cottage

Wise Mrs. Louisa, 2, Bellevue

Yates Mrs. Sarah Maria, Summer hill

Trades and Professions.

Adams John, builder and parish clerk

Baker John, farmer, Whilborough

Bond George, "Lord Nelson"

Bond Samuel, baker

Brinson John, bootmaker

Brown David, surgeon

Brussell Mrs. Mary, dairywoman, Whilborough

Cann Wm., commercial traveller, Wellington place

Cater Daniel, baker

Cawsey Henry, farmer

Codner Richard, cider merchant

Colton Samuel, market gardener and coal dealer

Crocker John, butcher, grocer, and sub-postmaster

Dart John, butcher, "Half-Way House"

Duder Samuel, master mariner, Halcyon villa

Dyer Mrs. Jane, "Seven Stars"

Dyer William, butcher

Fogwell John, farmer, Higher Whilborough

French Richard, butcher and shopkeeper

Grant Robert, stationmaster

Hardwell Job, blacksmith

Harvey William Lawrence, farmer, Rosehill farm

Hicks Elisha,farmer

Lake William, tailor

Lee William, miller

Mather James, draper

Mann John, butcher

Merick George, National schoolmaster and assistant overseer, Hill cottage

Mudge James, blacksmith

Reed Miss Elizabeth, draper

Roe Edward T., M.D., Annandale lodge

Rowe Henry, bootmaker

Smale John, farmer, Whilborough

Soper Wm., jun., farmer, Foredown farm

Stooke John, timber merchant, Hilly house

Stooke William, timber merchant

Thorn William, tailor

Tozer Mrs. Mary Ann, shopkeeper

Voysey William, shopkeeper

Wale William, farmer

Walling James, tailor

Way Mrs. Sarah Ann, baker

Way Miss Sarah Ann, stationer

Woollacott John, shopkeeper


Post Office - John Crocker, sub-postmaster. Letters from Newton Abbot arrive at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 5.25 p.m.; on Sundays at 10.55 a.m. Box closes at 5.15 p.m. Newton Abbot is the nearest money order office


Railway Station - Robert Grant, stationmaster


National School - George Merick, master





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