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ABBOTSHAM IN WHITE'S DIRECTORY OF 1850

 

St Helen's Church, Abbotsham

St Helen's Church, Abbotsham

© Richard J. Brine

 

Abbotsham, a scattered village nearly two miles W of Bideford, has in its parish 414 souls and 1758 acres of land, extending westward to the shore of Bideford, or Barnstaple Bay, and including the hamlets of Shepperton, Coombe Walter and Rickerdown. E. H. Vidal Esq is lord of the manor, but Dr, Heywood, Mr Richard Turner, Richard Best Esq and a few smaller owners have estates here.

The church (St Helen) is a small antique structure with a low tower containing four bells. The vicarage, valued in 1831 at £170 is in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor, and incumbency of the Rev. Edward Sanford who has 36 acres of glebe and is about to erect a new vicarage house.

 

Kenwith Lodge

Kenwood Lodge - the home of Dr. Heywood

 

RESIDENTS

Richard Best - Abbotsham Court

William Fulford - parish clerk

Heywood, Dr. Kenwith Lodge

Thomas Holmes - victualler, New Inn

Edward Moss, wheelwright

Rev. Edward A. Sanford, the Vicarage

John Steer, victualler, Heart of Oak.

FARMERS

Edward Bale

William Burdich

John Cork

Joseph Heywood

Thomas Hunt

John Pettle

Jasper Pickard

John Steer

John Turner

Richard Turner

 

 
 
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