Rose-Ash (St. Peter)
ROSE-ASH (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of South Molton, hundred of Witheridge, South Molton and N. divisions of Devon, 5¾ miles (E. S. E.) from South Molton; containing 541 inhabitants. The parish comprises 4514 acres, of which 1251 are common or waste land. There are some quarries of stone for repairing the roads. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £18. 19. 7.; net income, £423; patron and incumbent, the Rev. E. Southcombe: the glebe comprises 100 acres. The church is ancient.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.