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MORCHARD BISHOP IN SLATER'S DIRECTORY OF 1852

 

The London Inn - 2001

The London Inn, Morchard Bishop - 2001

Note the old mounting block - topped with a flower pot

© Richard J. Brine

 

MORCHARD BISHOP is a considerable village and parish, in the hundred of Crediton, situated about 6 miles from Chulmleigh and 8 from Crediton. It was formerly a place of much traffic but which has now materially declined since the formation of the new road to Barnstaple.

The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient and handsome structure; the living is a rectory, the present incumbent and patron being the Venerable Archdeacon Bartholomew. There is likewise a neat chapel for Wesleyan Methodists. The parish contained, in 1851, 1,880 inhabitants.

There is a Receiving House for post at Morchard Bishop, Maria Gibbings being the Receiver. Letters arrive and are despatched through the Exeter Office.

 

NOBILITY, GENTRY & CLERGY

Rev. Charles Bartholomew

Venerable Rev. John Bartholomew, The Rectory

Rev. James Philip Bremridge

Lady Henrietta Churchill, Barton House

ACADEMIES & SCHOOLS

National School - Master, Samuel Mare; Mistress, Ann Richards

PROFESSIONAL PERSONS

Charles Basley, surgeon

INNS & PUBLIC HOUSES

John Hooper, The Fountain Head

Maria Gibbings, The London Inn

Robert Strong, The Three Horseshoes

SHOPKEEPERS & TRADERS

James Cann, baker

Stephen Cann, watchmaker

Joseph Churchill, saddler

Robert Davie, tailor

Sarah Anne Davie, milliner

John Glanfield, ironmonger and shopkeeper

James Jerrett, cooper

Samuel Mare, parish clerk

James Maunder, tallow chandler

John Melluish, boot maker

Richard Mortimer, shopkeeper

John Reed, wheelwright

William Salter, boot maker

John Skinner, tallow chandler

Thomas Smith, blacksmith

Robert Strong, boot & shoemaker

John Tucker, agricultural implement maker

John Webber, boot maker

John Wreford, grocer & draper

RAILWAY

The nearest station is at Crediton 14 miles distant, by which passengers and goods are forwarded to London, Bristol and all intermediate places.

CARRIERS

To Exeter: John Salter, from his house (The Green) Tuesdays and Fridays.

 

 

 
 
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