Huntsham

HUNTSHAM, a parish, in the union and hundred of Tiverton, Cullompton and N. divisions of Devon, 3 miles (E. S. E.) from Bampton; containing 157 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated in a very retired part of the county, far from any public road, comprises by measurement 1859 acres, chiefly of a poor clayey soil; about 771 acres are pasture, 757 arable, and 330 woodland. The surface is varied, the scenery generally pleasing; and the river Lowman, which falls into the Exe at Tiverton, has its source in the parish. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £10. 12. 11.; patron and incumbent, the Rev. E. B. Troyte: the tithes have been commuted for £182, and the glebe comprises 62 acres. The church is a small edifice, completely covered with ivy, and forming a picturesque feature in the landscape; it has a tower at the west end.

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

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