Langtree

LANGTREE, a parish, in the union of Torrington, hundred of Shebbear, Torrington and N. divisions of Devon, 3¼ miles (S. W.) from Torrington; containing 941 inhabitants. It is on the road from Torrington to Holsworthy and Launceston, and comprises 4594 acres, of which 322 are common or waste. The soil is various, in some parts fertile, and in others coarse and of inferior quality; the arable lands produce wheat, barley, and oats, and the pastures are generally good: the prevailing timber is oak and pine. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £29. 1. 3., and in the gift of the family of Rolle: the tithes have been commuted for £510, and the glebe comprises 64 acres. The church is an ancient structure, containing some rich specimens of architectural beauty. There was formerly a chapel at Cross Hill, in the parish.

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

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