Eggesford

EGGESFORD, a parish, in the union of Crediton, hundred of North Tawton, South Molton and N. divisions of Devon, 2½ miles (S.) from Chulmleigh; containing 168 inhabitants. It comprises 1143 acres, of which 300 are waste land or common. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £7. 18. 9.; net income, £121; patron, the Hon. Newton Fellowes. Here was an hospital, founded by Ibote Reigny.

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

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