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HARTLAND IN ROBSON'S DIRECTORY OF 1839

 

The wreck of the Johannna (31st December 1982) at Hartland Point

Rocks below Hartland Point lighthouse, showing part of the wreck

of the Johanna from the 31st December 1982 still strewn there.

© Richard J. Brine

 

Hartland is a small town and hundred of the same name, 14 Miles from Bideford and 214 miles from London; it contained in 1831, 2143 persons and was assessed (for rates) in 1815 at £9019.

It is situated in a  bleak district at the north-west corner of the county, on the coast of the Bristol Channel and has a herring fishery of some consequence, also a good market on Saturdays much frequented by the inhabitants of the adjacent towns on the coast. There are fairs held on Wednesday in Easter week, and the 25th of September. The parish church, situated at Stoke, about a mile from the town, is a large handsome structure. Courts leet and baron are held here annually, at which a portreeve is appointed by the lord of the manor. The houses of the town are meanly and irregularly built. Hartland Anne, in a narrow and well-wooded vale, is now a private residence.

 

RESIDENTS

Richard Ashton, victualler, the King's Arms

Alexander Bond, marine store dealer

William Burnard, grocer, draper and shoemaker

Joseph Buse, boot and shoemaker

Philip Calver, carpenter

Daniel Carter, surgeon

William Collins, blacksmith

Thomas Cory, carpenter and shopkeeper

John Dennis, grocer and draper

John Gin, day school master

John Hale, wheelwright

Edward Hocking. victualler, the New Inn

Frederick Hocking, the Quay, coal, slate & timber merchant

Richard Hurd, shopkeeper and butcher

John Johns, blacksmith

William Johns, beer retailer

William lemon, boot and shoemaker

William Prust, draper and grocer

William prust, tanner

John Rendle, victualler, the Anchor Inn and butcher

Charles H. Rowe, surgeon

Thomas Score, shoemaker

Thomas Strick, boot and shoemaker

Benjamin Way, tailor

POST OFFICE: Letters are sent to Bideford every Monday, Tueday, Thursday and Saturday by carrier and return the same day.

CARRIER: To Bideford - Thomas Williams - each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

 

 
 
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