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CHURSTON FERRERS IN WHITE'S DIRECTORY OF 1850

 

Churston Ferrers is a pleasant village on a gently eminence on the south side of Torbay, 1½ miles West of Brixham. Its parish has 2527 acres of land and 772 inhabitants of whom 261 are in Galmpton hamlet, near the river Dart, 1 mile west of the village. The lofty eminence of Warborough Common* commands an extensive view of Torbay, and the south-eastern coast of Devon.

 

Sir J. B. Y. Buller bart. is lord of the manor of Churston Ferrers and his eldest son livves at Churston Court, the ancient seat of the Yardes, which has been lately modernised, and has tasteful grounds approached by a fine avenue of lofty elms. It passed at an early period from the Ferrers to the Yardes, whose heiress married the late Sir Francis Buller. J. F. Lutrell Esq. owns Galmpton (an adjacent village) and Colonel Carlyon has a seat and an estate at Greenway.

 

The soil is mostly freehold and well-adapted for the growth of corn. The church is an ancient structure, with a tower and four bells.

*The site chosen for Churston's War Memorial

 

Greenway Mansion Nr. Galmpton

Greenway House Nr. Galmpton

The seat of Colonel Carlyon in 1850

The former holiday home of Agatha Christie and her family

 

The church interior has a fine old screen and, in a richly-carved niche over the porch, is a representation of the crucifixion and the two Marys. The perpetual curacy is annexed to the vicarage of Brixham and the tithes  were commuted in 1840  - the rectorial tithes belong to Miss Knollis. There is a small dissenting chapel here.

 

RESIDENTS

John Yarde Buller Esq, Court

Col. Carlyon, Greenway House

William Gibbs, ship and boat builder

Thomas Gillham, victualler, the Horse Shoe

William Matthews, victualler, the Dartmouth Inn

Henry Pengelly, victualler, The Sun

John Winsor, carpenter

FARMERS

John Bailey

John Chapman

William Collings

Nicholas Grant

John Hannaford

Giles Jones

William Lewis

Nicholas Manning

Samuel Randall

Edward Tilley

John Tilley

William Tilley

James Turpin, steward to Sir J.B.Y Buller, bart.

BLACKSMITHS

Peter Hill

William Harfris

John Harfris

John Holmes

Edward Sanders

SHOPKEEPERS

Robert Cuming

Mary Dart

Henry Harris

John Langdon

TAILORS

Jeffry Harris

John Tucker

 

 

 
 
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