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LANDCROSS IN WHITE'S DIRECTORY OF 1850

 

LANDCROSS IS DEVON'S  SMALLEST PARISH

 

The old railway line on the Tarka Trail

The old railway tunnel on the Tarka Trail at Landcross.

© David Smith

 

 

Landcross or Lancrass, a small village and parish in the Torridge valley, 2½ miles S.S.E of Bideford, has only 120 souls and about 500 acres of land, mostly belonging to the Trustees of the late Lord Rolle, who are lords of the manor and patrons of the rectory.

The Rev. E.H. Furrington BA. is the incumbent and has 9 acres of glebe and a small residence.

The church (Holy Trinity) is an ancient structure with a wooden belfry.

The celebrated General Monk was born  her in 1608.

The farmers are

John Abbott,

Simon Grang

John Ford

Henry Guard (miller)

and William Partridge, Watertown.

 

 

 
 
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