Culmstock (All Saints)

CULMSTOCK (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Wellington, hundred of Hemyock, Cullompton and N. divisions of Devon, 7 miles (N. E.) from Cullompton; containing 1446 inhabitants, several of whom are employed in the woollen manufacture. The parish comprises 3365 acres, of which 417 are common or waste. Fairs for cattle are held on the 21st of May, and the Wednesday after the 29th of September. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter, the appropriators, and valued in the king's books at £16: the great tithes have been commuted for £320, and the vicarial for £355; the glebe contains 4¼ acres, with a glebe-house. The church contains a handsome stone screen, with a doorway enriched and canopied with foliage; it was enlarged in 1824. There are meeting-houses for Baptists, the Society of Friends, and Wesleyans.

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

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