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Devon County

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Awliscombe, a small village on an acclivity 2½ miles W by N of Honiton, has in its parish 590 souls and 569 acres of land, rising in bold hills on the north and including the hamlets of Weston and Wolverston. It had a grant for a market and fair in 1291 but both have long been obsolete. An estate of about 207 acres, called the manor of Awliscombe, was given in 1491 by Thomas Calwodeley to the Coporation of Exeter, for the relief of poor citizens. The rest of the parish belongs to  E. S. Drewe Esq, the Pring family and a few smaller freeholders.


A handsome bridge over the river Otter, connects this and Honiton parish and was built in 1817. The church (St. Michael) is a neat Gothic structure which was mostly rebuilt in 1846 and has a tower and five bells. The vicarage is in the patronage of the Duke of Bedford and incumbency of the Reverend F. T. B. Willesford BA who has a small but neat thatched residence and 30 acres of glebe. The rectoral tithes have been vested in trust for the augmenation of the perpetual curacy of Sheldon and the payment of £10 a year to the schoolmaster of Broadhembury. The poor of Awliscombe have £10 a year from Pring's Charity for distribution in linen.


Trafalgar Bridge, Awliscombe

Trafalgar Bridge over the River Otter, Awliscombe

© Derek Harper



Bailey, John, carpenter

Clapp, Thgomas, wheelwright

Elliott, Miss

Gard, Francis, cooper and turner

Haymes, John, victualler, Honiton Inn

Hitt, William, blacksmith

Marker, Francis, shoemaker

Marker F, junior, shoemaker, Weston

Noble, Captain Jeffery W, Royal Navy

Pring, Amy, shopkeeper

Shute, Charles, shoemaker

Staple, Robert, blacksmith, Weston

Strongman, Arthur, shoemaker

Townsend, John Honeywood, solicitor, Ashfield

Webber, Henry, smith, Post Office

Willesford, Rev. F. T. Bedford, BA, Vicar



Banfield, William

Banfield, John, Ivedon

Granger, William, Godfordland

Peacock, Edward

Pring, Francis

Pring, John

Pring, Francis and William, Calverhayes

Rosier, James

Rosier Roger and William

Sanders William

Toogood, Henry

Tuck, Humphrey

Tuck, Richard

Wood Benjamin, Godfordland


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