Berryn-Arbor (St. Peter)

BERRYN-ARBOR (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Barnstaple, hundred of Braunton, Braunton and N. divisions of Devon, 2¾ miles (E. by S.) from Ilfracombe: containing 899 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 5000 acres of fertile land: limestone of fine quality is quarried to a considerable extent. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £34. 15. 10.; patrons, in turn, the Bishop of Exeter, the Fursdon family, the Rev. E. W. Richards, and J. D. Basset, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £545, and the glebe comprises 130 acres, with a house. The church is a neat edifice, with a handsome tower. There is a place of worship for Independents. Bishop Jewell, celebrated for his support of the Protestant faith, was born here in 1522.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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