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Devon County

Devonshire Rgt.

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Stockleigh (or Stokeleigh) Pomeroy on a bold eminence, four miles N.E. of Crediton, is a village and parish in Crediton Union, county court district and petty sessional division, West Budleigh Hundred, Northern division of the county, Exeter archdeaconry and Cadbury rural deanery. It had 173 inhabitants ( 87 males, 86 females), living in 89 houses, on 1239 acres.  It was long held by the ancient family of Pomeroy, but is now the property of Sir H. F. R. Davie, Bart.

The Church (St. Mary,) has an embattled tower and two bells. It was restored in 1863-4 at a cost of £1200, when open benches were substituted for the old pews; there are 180 sittings. The east window is filled with stained glass. The register dates from September 9th 1675. 


The rectory, valued in the King's Book. at £15. 6s. 8d,, and  now at £310, is in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor,  and incumbency of the Rev. Samuel Rundle, MA,  who has a good residence, with tasteful grounds. The poor have the interest of £112, given by various donors. The glebe is 46 acres and the tithes were commuted in 1841 for £180.

Here is a small parochial school.

Post via Crediton which is the nearest money office.

Wall letter box cleared at 5 pm.


Bragg, John, farmer, Pleases

Butt, John, Sexton

Cockram, William Ridge, Parish Clerk and rate collector

Hamlyn, Frederick, blacksmith & shopkeeper

Hamlyn, John, tailor

Herring, Robert, farmer, North Coombe

Manley, Henry, thatcher

Powlesland, Thomas Beedell, farmer, East Coombe

Prior, Robert, farmer, Westwood

Prior William, miller & road contractor

Rundle, Edmund, MRCSI, surgeon

Rundle, Rev. Samuel M S, rector, The Rectory

Strong, William, farmer, Lake

Tuckett, William, farmer, Town Living

Westcott, Robert, carpenter

White, Miss Elizabeth, Parochial School mistress.




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