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The History of Chudleigh, Devon


CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

Introduction–Derivation of the word Chudleigh–Early history– Bishops of Exeter–Appropriation of the manor to the see of Exeter–Its rental–Charter for a market and fair procured–Bishop Lacy dies at Chudleigh Palace –Neville–Booth –Courtenay–Fox–King–Redman–Arundell–Oldham–Voysey . .. PAGE 1

CHAPTER II.

The Reformation–Voysey's conduct and character–The manor, &c. leased–Lewell–Sale of the manor–Miles Coverdale–His poverty and character–Marian Persecution–Catholic faith in Chudleigh– The great tithes–Parochial management–Old parish records– Revenue–Market account day–Alms Houses–Organs–The belfry a general warehouse–Dogs in Church.–Methods of punishment, games, &c. .......... 11

CHAPTER III.

Unsettled state of England–Spanish Armada–Woollen trade–Parish armour–Civil War–Royalists at Chudleigh–Items from the Parish Account Book–Skirmish at Canonteign–Cromwell determines to march into the South Hams–Engagement at Hennock–Royalists at Bovey-Tracey–Surprised by Cromwell–Traditions of the encounter–The Breastwork–Fairfax arrives at Chudleigh–A Council of War–Fairfax leaves for Crediton–Memoranda relative to these transactions–An incumbent wanted–" The Seven Men" convene a meeting–How a minister was obtained–His salary–Dr. Clifford–Col. Clifford–Lord Treasurer Clifford–William, Prince of Orange–The Woolcombe family ...... 27

CHAPTER IV.

Chndleigh–Its situation, scenery, and salubrity–Area of tho parish–Principal landed, proprietors–Population–General appearance of the town–Noticed at an early period–Chudleigh before the Great Fire–The Fire–Water supply–Woollen trade, and the Pulling family–Roads–Bridges ... PAGE 63

CHAPTER V.

The Church–Its restoration–Advowson–Interior of the Church– Chancel–Rood-screen–South aisle–Middle aisle–Hunt's aisle– Piscina –Organ –Churchyard–The Living–List of vicars–Chapels– Independent –Wesleyan –Baptist–Cemetery–Parish Lands–Pairs and Markets –Charities–Old Parish School–Curious extract from the old parish records–Grammar School–List of masters–National Schools–Mrs. Rouse's Schools–Inns, &c,–Teign Valley Railway ........... 77

CHAPTER VI.

Ugbrooke Park–Its area–Dryden–Danish Encampment–Scenery–The House, situation, and general appearance–Chapel–Clifford family–Pictures ......... 118

CHAPTER VII.

Stokelake–Woodhouse–Rocklands–Heightly–Lewell and the East-church family–Chndleigh Rock–View from its summit–Pixies' Hole–Its exploration by Messrs. Buckland and Northmore– Another cavern–Stalactites and their origin–The Glen–Black Bock–Biding Parks–Mount Pleasant and its traditions–The Palace ........... 137

CHAPTER VIII.

Hams and the Hunt family–Upcott–Major James Rennell–Waddon –Kerswell–Higher Harcombe and the family of Balle–The Stawell family of Lower Haroombe–Haldon, its ancient camps, barrows, roads, Ac.–Haldon House–Whiteway, and the Bennett and Parker families–Cholwich family–Catshole and the Ingletts–Filleigh–Oaklands–Culver House and the Yarde family–The Chudleighs of Chudleigh–The Wichalses–The river Teign– Geology of the parish ........ 153

APPENDIX.

The great snow storm of January, 1814 ..... 177

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