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

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Transcribed by Elizabeth Glover HOWARD

Checked by Val HENDERSON


Pages 205 - 206

  LUPPITT (or LUPPIT) is a village and parish in Honiton union, containing, by the census of 1861, 714 inhabitants, and 4293 acres ; in the deanery of Dunkeswell, archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter, hundred of Axminster, East Devonshire, 5 miles north from Honiton, 11 south from Wellington, 14 south-west from Taunton, and 20 north-east from Exeter. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Geo. Watts Grainger, B.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1840, at £140 per annum, with the residence and five acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of the trustees of John Charles Helyar Esq. The rectorial tithes were also commuted at £150 per annum. The church is an ancient cruciform edifice, dedicated to St. Mary, consisting of nave, chancel, and transepts, with tower containing four bells. There is a National School for children of both sexes. W. H. Bernard, Esq., is lord of the manor, and he and George Potter Blake, Esq., and the Helyar family are the chief landowners.

DUMBDON HILL, in the parish, presents some magnificent views of the surrounding country.

SHAPCOMBE is a tything, and BEACON,1 mile east.

SHAUGH 3 miles south-east, and WEEK, 2 miles south, are hamlets forming part and parcel of the parish.

Clergy and Gentry.

BLAKE George Potter, Esq., Greenway house

GRAINGER Rev. Geo. Watts, B.A., vicar

Trades and Professions.

ABBOTT John, blacksmith and shopkeeper, Beacon

BISHOP Mrs., farmer, White hall

BISHOP Henry, jun., farmer , Lower Shelvan

BISHOP James, farmer, Mohun`s Ottery

BROOM Henry, farmer, Week

BROOM William, farmer, Pitt farm

BURROUGH Edward, farmer, North Week

BURROUGH James, farmer, Shelf

BURROUGH Richard, farmer, Odle farm

CLAPP John, carpenter

CLAPP William, dairyman, New house

COLE James, carpenter

COLE John, carpenter, Shelvan

COLE Samuel, farmer, Dolish

DAVEY Robert, farmer

DAVEY Robert, miller

DIMOND James, farmer, Shapcombe

DOBLE Samuel, farmer, Windsor

GODFREE Henry, farmer, Woodhayes

GRIFFIN Clement, farmer, Gully lane

GRIFFIN James, farmer, Moorlands

GRIFFIN Mrs. Sarah, farmer, Ford farm

GRIFFIN Thomas, farmer, Red doors

HOLWAY Peter, farmer, Mount Stephen


HURFORD James, builder and farmer, Beacon court

HURFORD John, dairyman, Mohun`s Ottery

IRISH Henry, farmer, Higher Shelvan

JOHNSON William, farmer, Gullyhayes

LOVERIDGE Isaac, blacksmith

LOVERIDGE John, blacksmith and farmer, Coalhill

PEARCEY John, farmer, Barnfield

POTTER Thos., farmer, Coombehayes

QUICK James, farmer and shoemaker, Palmershayes

RUSSELL Thomas, farmer, Shelf farm

SAGE Charles, farmer, Overday

SAGE Charles, jun., farmer, Pound farm

SAGE John, farmer, Calhayes

SEARLE William, parish clerk

SELWAY Week, tailor

SUMMERS Jonathan, farmer, Blackenfield

TOZER William, boot and shoemaker

TURPIN Philip, " Red Lion "

WARREN Mrs. Catherine, farmer, Barn

WARREN Thomas, farmer, Spurtem

WEBBER William, farmer, Hillend

WRIGHT John, shopkeeper, boot and shoemaker, and sub-postmaster.

WYATT John, farmer, Higher Shough


Post office - John Wright, sub-postmaster. Letters from Honiton arrive at 9.20 a.m. ; dispatched at 3 p.m. Honiton is the nearest money order office


National School - James Orchard , master ; Mrs. Ann Orchard, mistress.





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