Hockworthy

HOCKWORTHY, a parish, in the union of Tiverton, hundred of Bampton, Cullompton and N. divisions of Devon, 8 miles (E. by N.) from Wellington; containing 369 inhabitants. It is situated on the Taunton and Exeter road, and comprises by measurement 2459 acres, of which about one-half is arable, and 36 acres are common or waste. The soil varies from a moderate degree of fertility to absolute sterility; the surface is diversified with hills, commanding extensive views over Dartmoor and the county of Somerset. The substratum is limestone; and formerly a very considerable traffic was carried on for the supply of the district with lime, of which nearly 6000 waggon-loads were annually burnt. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £7. 6. 8.; net income, £271; patron, John Hayne, Esq.; impropriators, Thomas Hellings, Esq., and others. The church is a small plain structure.

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

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