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Chulmleigh is a market town and parish in the hundred of Witheridge, 21 miles from Exeter and 194 from London, which contained in 1831, 1573 inhabitants. The town is situated on the north bank of the River Dart. It was nearly burnt down in the year 1803. The houses generally are of a very rustic construction. There was formerly a good trade here in wool-combing, of which no remains now exist.


The market is held on Thursday and a fair annually the last Wednesday in July, chiefly for cattle. The church was formerly collegiate and four prebends are still annexed to the rectory.  A tremendous storm severely damaged the church in 1797, in which the force of the lightning was so great, that a stone, upwards of 200lbs, was carried from the south-east pinnacle completely over the town without touching it. There is a small charity school here and chapels for the Wesleyans and Independents.


The Red Lion Inn, Chulmelgih - 2005

The Red Lion Inn Chulmleigh - 2005

© Richard J. Brine



Hannah Amery


Richard Amery -Bricklayer
Laurence Babbage -Registrar of births and deaths
Peter Bird, -Chemist
John Blake -Boot and Shoemaker
Samuel Blight -Tailor
John Bond, -Maltster, and tallow chandler
William, Bond -Victualler, Commercial Inn
William Bond -Butcher
Charles Brooks -Miller
William Brooks -Tailor
William Brownscombe -Plumber and tinman
E. Bullied -Draper
John Burgess -Baker
Elizabeth Chanter -Milliner
Charles Cockram -Baker
Thomas Croote -Surveyor, Bank Manager, Agent, 
John Dart -Saddler
John Davey -Surgeon
William Davey -Carrier
Rev, William Davey -Curate
Roger Down -Bricklayer
John Dunn. -Tallow chandler
Richard Dunn -Maltster
Robert Dymond. -Carrier
John Elliott -Taiilor
John Ford -Victualler. New Inn
Joshua Ford -Wheelwright
William Ford -Carpenter and Cooper
John Gie -Boot and Shoemaker
Abel Heal -Watch and clock maker
Enoch Heal -Bricklayer
John Heal -Bricklayer
Mary Heal -Milliner
John Hill -Veterinary Surgeon
Rev George Hole -Rector
John Howell -Carpenter
Mary Howell -Postmistress
Richard Howell -Auctioneer
George Hunt -Wheelwright
William Joint -Grocer and Draper
Richard Jones -Miller
John Langdon -Victualler, Kings Arms Inn
William Langdon -Grocer and Draper and Maltster
John Leathern -Victualler,Barnstaple Inn
John Lewis -Carpenter
Thomas Lewis -Carpenter and Cooper
William Luxton -Surgeon
John Marshall -Grocer and Draper
Robert Marshall -Grocer and Draper
Joshua Norrington -Grocer and Draper
Mary Paltridge -Milliner
Richard Paltridge -Plumber
Charity Pridham -Grocer and Draper
John Pringle -Boy's day school
John Rice -Carrier
Samuel Rice -Boot and Shoemaker
Henry Richards -Victualler, Market House Inn
John Richards -Boot and Shoemaker
Richard Rowden -Parish clerk
Richard Rowden -Smith
John Sampson -Beer retailer
Fanny Sharp -Milliner
Thomas Sharp -Chemist
Edward Snell -Beer retailer
Zachary Sture -Cooper
Charles Tamlyn -Beer retailer
Charles Tamlyn -Plumber
John Tamlyn -Plumber
John Tidboald -Surgeon
John Tucker -Carrier
William Tucker -Smith
John Tuke -Boys' Boarding and day school
Mary Walkey -Grocer and Draper
John Warren -Smith and Wheelwright
Richard Webber -Butcher
Richard West -Veterinary surgeon
Elizabeth Whitton -Grocer and Draper
George Williams -Carpenter
Jane Williams -Beer retailer
John Woolaway -Tailor
Samuel Woolaway -Victualler, Red Lion
John Wreford -Butcher
John Wreford -Grocer and ironmonger
Samuel Wreford



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