Giles, St., on-the-Heath

GILES, ST., on-the-Heath, a parish, in the union of Holsworthy, hundred of Black Torrington, Lifton and N. divisions of Devon, 4½ miles (N. by E.) from Launceston; containing 375 inhabitants. The parish comprises by measurement 3044 acres, of which 291 are waste land or common: the Bude canal passes within a short distance, affording facility of conveyance for sea-sand which is used for manure. Fairs are held on the third Wednesday in April, and a fortnight before Lammas. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of Lady Suffield, the Marquess of Lothian, and Lord Valletort, the impropriators, whose tithes have been commuted for £123. 14.

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

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