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CHAGFORD IN SLATER'S DIRECTORY OF 1852

 

Chagford is a small but ancient market town and parish, in the Hundred of Wonford, between three and four miles from Moretonhampstead; situated  near the river Teign and almost surrounded by high hills which give it a picturesque appearance.

Upon the Teign are extensive woollen mills and others for flour. This is one of the stannary towns and at one time ,affairs relating to mining concerns were transacted in it, which diffused, upon those occasions, a portion of life and appearance of business, which the transfer of mining speculations to other districts have deprived it of.

The church, dedicated to St Michael is an ancient edifice, supposed to have been erected about the year 900; the living is a rectory and the present incumbent is the Rev. William Hames. There are likewise places of worship for Weslyans, Methodists and Bible Christians.

The market is held on Thursday and the fairs on the last Thursday in March, September and October and the first Thursday in May.

The population of this parish in 1841, was 1836 and in 1851 it was 1625.

 

GENTRY & CLERGY

Berry, Richard Esq

Coniam, John Esq, Way (Way Barton)

Coniam, Mrs

Hames, Rev. William

ACADEMIES & SCHOOLS

Short, Caleb,

BLACKSMITHS

Hill, Samuel

Murch George

Stott, John

BOOT AND SHOE MAKERS

Aggett, James

Gales, Joseph

Harvey, John

Holman, Robert

Lewis, George

Lyddon, Edward

Lyddon, George

BUTCHERS

Brock, John

Harvey, George

Hooper, John

CARPENTERS & BUILDERS

Aggett, John (and mason)

Collins, James

CHEMIST & DRIGGIST

Heard, Mary Ann

FIRE & INSURANCE AGENTS

Imperial (fire and life), John Aggett

GROCERS, DRAPERS & DEALERS IN SUNDRIES

Aggett, John

Gibbons, William

Heard, Mary Ann

Morrish, William

Pearce, Thomas

Pike, James

Pratt, Elizabeth

INNS, HOTELS & PUBLIC HOUSES

Baker's Arms ( Richard Baker)

Globe, (Henry Gregory)

King's Arms, (John Hooper)

Ring of Bells (William Flood)

Three Crowns, (John Brock)

IRONMONGERS & TINMEN

Callard, John

Murch, George

PLUMBERS

Collins, John

SADDLERS & HARNESS MAKERS

Brely, John

Thorn  John

SURGEONS

Hunt, Samuel

TAILORS

Endacott, Jeffery

Gidley, Bartholomew

Gidley, William

Jeffery, John

Pike, James

Scott, John

WATCH & CLOCK MAKER

Miles, Thomas

WHEELWRIGHTS

Perrott, James

MISCELLANEOUS

Aggett, John, thatcher

Tarr, John, miller

Thorne, Richard, Parish Clerk and Registrar

RAILWAY

The nearest railway is at Exeter, 12 miles distant, whence passengers are conveyed to London and Bristol and all intermediate places.

CARRIERS

To Ashburton, Exeter, Newton, Okehampton, Plymouth and Torquay

POST

Elizabeth Pratt receives letters which are despatched through the Moretonhampstead office.

 

 
 
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