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LUSTLEIGH IN WHITE'S DIRECTORY OF 1850

 

Lustleigh ( or Listleigh) is a small scattered village, in a romantic dell, opening to the valley of the West Teign or Bovey river., 3½ miles SSE of Moretonhampstead, has in its parish 311 souls and 2239 acres of land, half of which is open commons and waste, on the eastern side of Dartmoor.

On the common called Lustleigh Cleeve, is a fine range of rocks and crags and in the vicinity is a logan stone and some other Druidical remains. The manor was dismembered many years ago and the soil belongs to J. Gould Esq, the Rev. S. Nosworthy and several resident freeholders. Barne Court was anciently the seat of the Barnehouse family.

 

The church (St. John) is an antique fabris with a tower and four bells. On an ancient tomb lie the effigies of Lord and Lady Dinham, and upon another if the figure of a crusader, supposed to represent Sir William prowse. The font is Norman, and the oak screen is finely carved. The church has been repaired and beautified by the late and present incumbents. The living is a rectory, valued i n the King's Book at £16 7s. 6d and in 1830 at £170, in the alterante patronage of the Earl of Ilchester and Hon P. C. Wyndham, and in the incumbency Rev. Frederick Ensor BA who  has 35 acres 3 rods 17 perches of glebe, and a large and handsome residence in the Gothic style. The tithes were commuted in 1839 for £200 per annum.

 

The national school was built in 1825 and has £9 10s a year from land given by the late Rev. William Davy.

 

RESIDENTS

George Bowden, mason

Sarah Cator, shopkeeper

William Crediton, tailor

John Easton, parish clerk

Edward Easton, sexton

Rev. Frederick Ensor, BA

Edward Gilley, shoemaker

Emanuel Jeffery, artist

Joseph Smallridge, blacksmith

Joseph Steer, carpenter

John Stone, butcher

FARMERS

William Emery, Ellimore

John Amery, Barne Court

Thomas Amery, Higher Coombe

Thomas Bond

Edward Cuming

William Hole (& miller)

John Hurston

Simon Martin (& miller), Vornoxworthy

Stephen Nosworthy, Vornoxworthy

Daniel Rowe

Philip Scott

William Tremlett

Charles Wills

Thomas Wills, East Wrey

Francis Wills, South Harton

John Wills

George Wills

 

 
 
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