HOLNE IN WHITE'S DIRECTORY OF 1850
Holne, a small village on and eminences, on the south-western side of the Dart Valley, 3 1/2 miles west of Ashburton, has in its parish 394 souls, and about 5000 acres of land, but only about 2300 acres are cultivated, and the rest consists of about 500 acres of wood and 2200 acres of moor land, in Holne Chase, which extends about 2 miles into Dartmoor Forest, amidst some of the most magnificent scenery in Devon, where the Dart is seen foaming over its rocky bed, between steep and shelving banks, and lofty woody hills.
Sir B. P. Wrey, Bt., is lord of the manor, formerly held by the Audleys and Bourchiers, and has a hunting seat here, called Holne Chase House in a singularly romantic situation. He owns most of the parish, which includes the hamlets of Michelcombe and Stoke and a number of scattered farms; and the hunting boxes called HolnePark and Holne cottage. George Jarvis, Thomas Hamlin and George Stranger, and a few others have small freeholds here.
The church was built in the 13th century and has an embattled tower and five bells. It was renovated and beautified in 1849 and has a handsome pulpit and screen. The vicarage, is valued in the King's Book at eight pounds, five shillings, and in 1831, at £195, is in the patronage of the Rev Samuel Lane, and incumbency of the Rev John Dolbeare Parham MA for whom The Rev Samuel Hullah officiates. The vicarage house is a neat residence and the glebe is 20 acres. The church house is let for only 23 shillings. The poor have a small old house and the dividends of £100 Navy 5%ss, given by the Rev John Charter in 1821. Reverend Robert Bradford left £40 a year for the poor, half to be given in money, and half in bibles. Here is a National School established in 1835.
Etched by F. C. Lewis in 1820 from a window in Holne Cottage (see below) which overlooked the river Dart
John Andrews, Shoemaker
John Barnes, Carpenter.
Daniel Easterbrooke, Carpenter and Vicualler, Tavistock Arms
Rev Thomas Hullah, the Vicarage.
John Kendall, Esq. Holne Cottage.
And Lilian Craft, schoolmistress.
Benjamin Norris, Taylor.
William Pierce, blacksmith.
John Prowse, blacksmith and shopkeeper.
Scott, ? Esq Holne Park
South Plain Wood copper and tinmine, H Caunter, manager.
James Tozer, Shoemaker
Stephen Townsend, Carpenter
Wrey, Sir Bourchier Palk, Chase House
Richard Angell, Holme.
John Barter, Middlestock
George Barter, Michel Coombe
James Beard, Yonder Stocks
James Channing, Park Farm
John Ford, Chase,
Peter Mann, Compton
Thomas Pearse. Michel Coombe
John Petherbridge, Stuttaford
Christopher Shapland, Staddicombe
George Stranger, Michel Coombe