Bow is a small town and parish, in the Hundred of North Tawton, about 10 miles N by E of Okehampton, the like distance S from Chulmleigh and rather more than 7 W by S from Crediton. It is a place of very little trade and excepting an extensive tanning concern, is not worth the notice of the commercial visitor.
The places of worship are the parish church and a Chapel for the Independents; the former situated about a mile from the town, is a plain brick structure.
The market, formerly held weekly, is now only observed on the second Thursday in March annually, when there is a good show of cattle. Fairs, Holy Thursday and November 22nd for cattle. The parish contained, in 1841,973 and in 1851,996.
POST: There is a receiving house at Ann Starkey's. Letters from London and all parts arrive from Crediton every morning at seven, and are despatched thereto, every evening at six.
GENTRY, CLERGY AND PROFESSIONAL PERSONS
Corke, Rev. Edward, Lapford
Drosier, Rev. Thomas, Thomas, Coleford
Gould's Free School, Bow - John Bibbings, Master
Hole, Rev. Nathaniel John Brassey, Broadwoodkelly
Madge, Mr. Robert, Copplestone Barton
Mulen, Rev. Frederick Vander, Parsonage
Packer, Mr. William, Bow
Sanders, Mr. James, Bow
Snow, Mr. William, surgeon, Bow
Sweet, Mrs. Elizabeth, Bow
Veale, Rev. James, Northlew
Warren, Mr. William, surgeon, Bow
Wills, George, Esq.,Colebrooke
Wreford, Samuel, Esq., Gratton House
FIRE &c OFFICE AGENTS
County (Fire) William Hill, jun.
Farmers (Fire & Life), John Bibbings
Medical Invalid, (Life), William Hill
INNS & PUBLIC HOUSES
Copplestone Crossing (and Posting House), John Tucker, Copplestone
Copplestone Inn, Johanna Hall, Copplestone
Ebrington Arms, George Tucker
New Inn, John Davey, Coleford
Ship, Thomas Peters, Coleford
Tradesman's Arms, John Harvey, Bow
White Hart, James Ellacott, Bow
SHOPKEEPERS & TRADERS
Alford, John, tailor
Battenshaw, Elizabeth, shopkeeper
Bawden, Thomas, maltster
Bickell, William, baker
Davey, James, blacksmith
Delve, Samuel, mason
Ebbells, John, shopkeeper, Coleford
Ellacott, Betsy, straw hat maker
Ellacott, George, carpenter
Ellacott, John, carpenter
German, John, boot and shoe maker
Glanfield, William, tailor &c, Coleford
Harney, Grace, beer retailer
Harney, John, boot & shoe maker
Hatherley, George, ironmonger & smith
Hatherley, Henry, blacksmith
Hill, William, jun., auctioneer
Inland Revenue Office, White Hart Inn, Joseph Guest, supervisor
Jackman, William Henry, ironmonger & saddler
James, Thomas, parish clerk
Madge, Thomas, glazier
Medland, Robert, watch & clock maker
Parish, George, shopkeeper
Parish, John, mason & builder
Parish, Mary, straw hat maker
Powesland, Robert, baker
Rowden, James, baker
Rowden, James, butcher & tallow chandler
Sanders, James Lee, tanner
Smale, Samuel, shopkeeper, Coleford
Stone, Richard, miller
Stuckey, John, tailor
Stuckey, William, beer retailer
Stuckey, William, boot & shoe maker
Tolley, William, gardener & seedsman
Tozer, Charles, blacksmith
Tucker, George, carpenter
Ward, George, carpenter & wheelwright
Webber, William, cooper
Webber, William, grocer & draper
Whateley, Thomas, grocer & draper
White, John, tailor
White, Mary, dress maker
To BUDE and STRATTON, the Royal Mail, from the White Hart, morning at a quarter before seven.
To EXETER, the Royal Mail (through Crediton) from the White Hart, evening at half-past six.
RAILWAY: The nearest station is at Crediton, eight miles distant on the Exeter and Crediton Railway, by which passengers and goods are conveyed to London, Exeter and all intermediate places.
To CREDITON and EXETER, William Bicknell, from his house, Friday; George Myers, from his house, Tuesday and Friday and William Kemp from Hatherleigh, Monday and Friday.
To HATHERLEIGH, William Kemp, from Exeter, Tuesday and Saturday.