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Devon County

Devonshire Rgt.

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Shobrooke, a village and a parish, in the vale of the small river Creedy, 2½ mile E. N. E from Crediton, contains many scattered farm houses, 787 inhabitants and 3835 acre of land. J.H. Hippisley Esq. owns a great part of the soil and is lord of the manors of Shobrooke and Little Fulford, the latter of which extend into Crediton. He has a handsome seat here called Fulford Park. (formerly built on the site of Shobrooke House, destroyed by fire in 1945).


The Park is well wooded and stocked with deer. G. S. Fursdon owns part of West Raddon estate and several small freeholders have estates in the parish.


Part of West Raddon belonged to the Westcote family and Thomas Westcote, the antiquary, was born there in 1567 and was buried at Shobrooke in about 1649. His "View of Devonshire" was edited and published in 1845 by the Rev, George Oliver DD and Pitman Jones Esq.but it is confined chiefly to the descent and pedigrees of the families.


A small fair is held at Shobrooke on 9th July. The church is a fine structure with a tower and six bells, valued in the King's Book at £36 and is annexed to the Bishopric of Exeter.  The Rectory House, built about 60 years ago is occupied by the curate. In 1715, the Presbyterians had a meeting house at Shobrooke which still exists.


Brown, Mr William

Gibbings, Mrs

Glendinning R, Esq. Eastwood

Greenslade, William, corn miller

Hippisley, John Henry Esq. Fulford Park

James, Samuel, blacksmith

Knox, Rev. Robert B.A, curate

Manning John, shoemaker

Pascoe John, land steward

Rawl, William, victualler, West Country Inn

Slade, Henry & William, tailors

Slade, George, maltster and victualler, The Lion

Tucker, Elijah, shoemaker and shopkeeper

Woodgate, Mr Thomas, Cider House

Woodland, Uriah, blacksmith


Richard Arnold

John Burrington

John Burton

Henry Cade

James Coles

William Francis

William Godfrey

Philip Hellier

Mark Helmore

Thomas Hohle

James Huggins

Robert Lane

Thomas Norris

Henry Pitt

John Rowden

William Tuckett

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