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BICKLEIGH WITH ROBOROUGH IN EYRE'S 1895 POST OFFICE DIRECTORY

 

Bickleigh with Roborough is a parish and small village six miles from Plymouth, in Plympton St Mary Union, East Stonehouse county coutrt district, Roborough Hundred, Totnes archdeaconry, Plympton rural deanery and Midland Roborough petty sessional division.

 

The village is situated in the picturesque vale of Bickleigh, on the western side of the river Plym, in the Southern division of the county of Devonshire. The vale is much frequented on account of its beautiful woodland scenery and the facilities it offers for angling. The Dartmoor Railway and the Plymouth and Devonport leats intersect the parish. Sir Massey Lopes Bart, is lord of the manor.

 

The church was rebuilt in 1839, renovated in 1861, again restored in 1882. It consists of chancel, nave, aisles and a tower with six bells. The living is a vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £11 7s 4d, and in 1891 at £800. The almshouses were erected in 1873 by Sir M. Lopes to the memory of the late Lady Lopes.

 

A reservoir has been opened which supplies water for Plymouth, and is piped the whole distance. A Convalescent home has recently been erected. Petty sessions are  held here. Population of the parish in 1881 362 and in 1891, 395.

 

POST OFFICE: Roborough - Richard Folland, postmaster. Letters are received at 5.35am and 5.15 pm; despatched 6.40pm via Plymouth; The nearest Money Order Office is at Crown Hill in Plymouth.

 

CHURCH: Rev. Stuart Hall, Vicar

NATIONAL SCHOOL:  Miss Kate Ford, Mistress

ASSISTANT OVERSEER: John L. Symons, Coombe Park

GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY STATION: G. Tomkins, Stationmaster

 

PRIVATE RESIDENTS

Hall, Rev. Stuart

Hawker, Francis

Rutley, Mrs, Rose Cottage

COMMERCIAL

Baskerville, William, farmer, Woolwell

Broad, James, farmer, Ham Farm

Brooks Joseph, farmer, Coombe Farm

Cowling, John, builder and contractor

Eggins, George, farmer, High Leigh

Folland, Richard, postmaster, Roborough

Ford, Miss Kate, schoolmistress

Gidley, Samuel James, Upperton

Gregory, Mrs Richard, farmer, Leigh Beer

Halls, William George, saddler, Roborough

Ham, William Bassett, wheelwright etc.

Hambly, Charles, blacksmith

Hambly Mrs. butcher

Hamlyn, George, farmer, Greenofen, Shaughbridge

Kings, James, farmer, Hatshill

King, John, farmer, Hele Barton

Moril, John, mason

Parr, John, sexton

Symons, John, farmer and overseer, Coombe Park

Ware, William, Lopes Arms, Roborough

Wotten, William,                                                                   

 

 
 
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