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HARPFORD IN WHITE'S DIRECTORY OF 1850

 

Harpford, a scattered village in the picturesque valley of the small river Sid, 3½ miles NW by W of Sidmouth, and 10½ miles E by S of Exeter, has in its parish 305 souls and 1518 acres of land, including the hamlets of Bowd or Bowood, Sotherton and Burrow, each about a mile from the church. Harpford Wood contains about 400 acres and exhibits some picturesque scenery formed by the hills of Ottery and Sidmouth. Thew trustgees of the late Lord Rolle are lords of the manor and owners of a great part of the parish; and the rest belongs to the Rev. J. Sydenham, Hernry Peppin, Miss L. H. Peppin, Mr Thomas Stocker and a few smaller owners. The manor was anciently held by the noble fammily of Dinham, adn their old mansion, now a farm-house, called Court Place is traditionally said to have been the county gaol, before its removal to Bicton.

 

The Church (St Gregory) is a venerable fabric, with tower and three bells, and was appropriated in 1205 to the Abbot of St Michael de Monte and afterward to Sion monastery. The vicarage is in the patronage of the Trustess of the late Lord Rolle, and is in the incumbency of the Rev. John Campbell Fisher MA, who has a good residence and 7 acres of glebe.

 

The church of St Gregory, Harpford

The church of St. Gregory, Harpford

© Richard J. Brine

 

RESIDENTS

Acland, Henry, gentleman, Mount Pleasant

James Carter, parish clerk

Fisher, Rev, John Campbell Fisher, MA, Vicar

George Maunder, gentleman

John Newton, carpenter

Peppin, Miss Lydia, gentlewoman,

Potbury, William, victualler, the Bowd Inn

William Russell, sexton

FARMERS

William Batten

James Carter

John Carter

Joel Carter

William Holmes

Robert Parsons

John Potbury

William Potbury

Thomas Pile

Henry Pring

 

 
 
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