Hemyock (St. Mary)

HEMYOCK (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Wellington, hundred of Hemyock, Cullompton and N. divisions of Devon, 5 miles (S.) from Wellington; containing 1222 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the river Culm, and comprises 4704 acres, of which 787 are waste land or common. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £32. 0. 7½.; net income, £694; patron, Gen. Popham: the glebe comprises 120 acres. There is a chapel of ease at Culm-Davey. The Baptists and Wesleyans have places of worship. Here are the remains of a castle, which is said to have been garrisoned by the parliamentary forces during the civil war; the east entrance has a pointed doorway, and there are the relics of five towers. At the northern extremity of the parish is a large cairn.

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

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