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Colebrook, a pleasant village, on an acclivity near a tributary stream of the river Yew, four miles west of Crediton, has in its parish 878 inhabitants and 4990 acres of land, including the hamlet of Coleford, part of Coplestone and many scattered farm houses etc.


A.Coryton Esq. is lord of the manor, which was anciently held under the Bishop of Exeter.The other principal owners are J. Sillifant Esq, J,H. Hippisley Esq, B. Hamlyn Esq, the dean and chapter of Exeter, S.Norrish Esq.   Horwell is the seat and property of Samuel Norrish Esq.


The church (St Mary) is a large limestone structure with a handsome tower, containing five bells. The beautiful north aisle belongs to S.Hamlyn Esq. There were formerly small chapels at Coplestone , Landsend, Horwell, Hooke and Wolmerstone in this parish. The Reverend Thomas Drosier A.B. is the incumbent.


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The New Inn, Coleford in 2017



Robert Arscott, parish Clerk

Thomas Arscott and George Dawe, shoemakers

William Arscott, miller, Ford Mill

Ann Boundy, shopkeeper

George Cann, maltster and victualler, Copplestone

George and James Davey, wheelwright and smith

Reverend Thomas Drosier, A.B., The Vicarage

John Ebbels, shopkeeper, the Post office

Richard Ebbels, wheelwright

William Glanfield, tailor

Mrs J. Hill Coplestone

James Hooper, blacksmirth

James Kerswell, schoolmaster

Robert Melhuish, corn miller

Damuel Norrish, gentleman, Horwell

  Thomas Peters, Victualler and butcher, the Shipp Inn

John Sillifant Esq. Coombe House

Samuel Smale baker and shopkeeper

John Sobery carpenter

Mary Southcott, vitcualler, the New Inn.

Mary Ann Sutton, schoolmistress

John Tucker, victualler, Coplestone Cross.

James Wreford, carpenter, Coombe

Thomas Wreford, baker and victualler, The Bell.


Richard Bartlett, Buttisford

George Burrington , Painston

Thoas Cherington

Thomas Dawe

John and William Dark, Wotton

James Hill, Stidham

Francis Lee, Coleford

James Lee

Madge Johns

Robert Madge, Coplestone

John May

Thomas Partridge

William Norrish, Coleford

John Pearce

Andrew Snell

Christopher Stoneman

James Wreford

John and William Willcocks

George Wills, Wolmerstone



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