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BOW IN SLATER'S DIRECTORY OF 1852

 

Bow - the main street

Bow - the main street

©  Richard J. Brine

 

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

MAIL:

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.

CARRIERS:

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.

 

 

 
 
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