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GEORGEHAM IN WHITE'S DIRECTORY OF 1850

 

Croyde Bay, Georgeham

Croyde Bay, Georgeham

© Richard J. Brine

 

Georgeham, a small straggling village in a valley, 8 miles WSW of Barnstaple, has in its parish, 923 souls and 4650 acres of land, extending westward to Croyde and Morte Bays, and th long narrow promontory called Baggy Point, where the rocky cliffs rise boldly from the Bristol Channel.

Most of the parishioners are in the villages and hamlets of Croyde, North Buckland, Durracot and Puttsborough.  Croyde is a pleasant sea bathing place, with a fine bay and much romantic scenery in its vicinity. The manor of Georgeham was anciently the seat and property of the knightly family of Pickwell, and now belongs to Earl Fortescue.

C. H. Webber Esq. is lord of the manor of Croyde or Crede; but a great part of the parish belongs to John Dunning, W. V. Richards of Incledon House. The Rev. F. Hole and a number of smaller owners, mostly free and partly leaseholders.

The church (St George) is a fine antique Structure and among the monouments is the tomb of a crusader, supposed to be that of Sir Manger St. Albyn. In the churchyard are buried Simon Gould and his wife Julianne who died in March 1817, each in their 101st year of their age having been married upwards of 75 years. The rectory is in the patronage of William Hole Esq and incumbency of the Rev. Francis Hole, who has a handsome residence and 35 acres of glebe. A charitable bequest was made in 1779 to pay for two schoolmistresses at Georgeham and Croyde.

 

RESIDENTS

Mr Gabriel Bale

Thomas Chugg, Gent

Charles Conibeare, Rock House

John Dunning

Mrs Heddon

John Hill

Rev. Francis Hole MA

William Prole, Gent

Mrs Pyke

William Vellacott Richards, Esq, Inlcedon House

Robert Scamp, victualler, the Ring of bells

Thomas Joseph, victualler, The King's Arms

 

BEER HOUSES

James Budd

William Lang

Richard Matthew

BLACKSMITHS

John Clibbitt

Hames Gammon

William Goss

Richard Matthew

James Sanders

BOOT AND SHOE MAKERS

George Butler

Thomas Green

William Green

Philip Lang

William Lang

John Smith

William Tucker

CARPENTERS

James Budd

John Smith

Charles Thomas

Joseph Thomas

John Thorne

CORN MILLERS

Daniel Holcombe

John Haydon Stanbury

MASONS

William Glover

John Gooding

John Mock

Richard Pearce

SCHOOLS

Jane Berry

Elizabeth Butler

Betsy Davies

John Hooper

William Webber

SHOPKEEPERS

John Bennett

Joseph Howard

John Hunt

Betsy Parkin

Richard Zeale

TAILORS

John Breay

Philip Goss

Menhenniot, George

POST AND CARRIERS: from Barnstaple.

 

 
 
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