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South Pool and South Pool Creek

This part of South Pool is linked to its other half by the stepping stones shown on the village's title page of this section. Much of South Pool Creek has silted up over recent years and few fishing boats now make their way up here from the open sea at Salcombe.

©Richard J. Brine



South Pool, a small village at the head of a navigable creek, five miles SSE of Kingsbridge, has in its parish 555 souls and 1929 acres, including North Pool hamlet and a part of Frogmore village.

W.M. Praed Esq. is lord of the manor of South Pool, and the Earl of Devon owns that of North Pool, but Thomas Cornish Esq. Mr Edward Garland and a few smaller owners have estates here, chiefly freehold. The parish was anciently held by the de Pola, Punchardon and Scobel families.


The church of St Cyriac is a fine specimen of the perpendicular style, with a lofty tower and six bells. The interior has transepts, and has a neat and clean appearance. The screen is elaborately carved and in the chancel is a handsome altar tomb or Easter sepulchre, with a representation of the Resurrection in front of it. Here are also monuments for members of the Dare, Lake and Bastard families. The rectory is in the patronage of W. M. Praed and A. Kelly, Esqrs, the former having two turns and the latter, one.


The Rev. Henry Taylor MA is the incumbent and has a larger and handsome residence and 52 acres of glebe. The poor have 25s and the rector 15s yearly, left by Andrew Horseman in 1687 and the former have an annuity of 21s left by Leonard Dare.



Thomas Arnold, victualler, Union Inn

Thomas Cornish Esq, Scobel

Richard Cumming, blacksmith

Matthew Edmunds, corn miller

Roger Edwards Esq, Wilton

Mr Edward Garland , senior

John Garde, coal merchant and victualler, Bridge Inn

Samuel Gasking, victualler George Inn

James Hewitt, rope and twine maker

Samuel Jennings, schoolmaster

Joseph Partridge, baker

John Stidworthy, tailor

Richard Stidworthy, parish clerk

Rev. Henry Taylor, MA  The Rectory


John Arundell

John Hoople


John Adams

James Colwich

Agnes Chipman

Richard Cuming

Edward Garland, junior

John Garland

Robert Garland

Nicholas Goodyear

John Horsman

Nicholas Luscombe

Thomas Parsons

Robert Patey

Richard Robins

Elias Wright, North Pool


John Adams

Nicholas Southwood


John Ching

Thomas Tucker


James Browse

Sarah Parker

Mary Tucker


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