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GALMPTON IN WHITE'S DIRECTORY OF 1850

 

Galmpton is not a parish in its own right - it is classed as a hamlet and belongs to the parish of South Huish which today, is teamed with the parish of Malborough

 

Holy Trinity Chursh at Galmpton

Holy Trinity Church at Galmpton

©Richard J. Brine

 

South Huish is a parish of scattered houses from 4 to 5 miles SW of Kiongsbridge, and has 368 souls and approximately 1150 acres of land bounded by the beach of Bigbury Bay. It includes the hamlets of Silverhill, Gampton and Hope Cove, the latter of which is a fishing village where lodgings are about to be erected for the accommodation of sea bathers, by the Earl of Devon, who owns most of the parish and is lord of the manors.

The church stands in a deep valley and is an ancient edifice with a tower and five bells. At Galmpton is a small chapel and school belonging to the Plymouth Brethren*

*The Plymouth Brethren are sometimes known as the Exclusive Brethren and date from the early years of the 19th Century. Their beliefs are centred around literal interpretations of the Bible irrespective of modern practice.

 

The Chapel of St Clements at Hope Cove

St Clements Chapel of Ease at Hope Cove

©Richard J. Brine

 

COMMERCIAL RESIDENTS OF GALMPTON

William Froude - shoemaker

Mr. Alfred Hinston

Edward Jarvis - shoemaker and shopkeeper

James Thornton - tailor

John Lidstone

Richard Lidstone

John Mosely - Plymouth Brethren Minister

 

 
 
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