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BUCKLAND-EGG, a parish, in the union of Plympton St. Mary, hundred of Roborough, Midland-Roborough and S. divisions of Devon, 3 miles (N. N. E.) from Plymouth; containing 1296 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the river Plym, and comprises 3197a. 2r. 17p., of which 1454 acres are usually in tillage, 832 in pasture, 401 in wood, and 52 acres are common or waste. The soil is various; in some parts rich pasture land, in others arable of very indifferent quality, and in a great portion barren waste. The substratum abounds with slate of good quality, of which some extensive quarries are worked; and with dunstone, which also is procured. Copper-ore has been found, and a mine opened with success. The Plymouth and Dartmoor railway passes through the parish, and affords a facility for conveying the produce. A fair for live-stock is held on the second Wednesday in June. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £8. 4. 4½., and in the patronage of the Crown; impropriator, Mrs. S. A. Julian. The great tithes have been commuted for £200, and the vicarial for £506; the glebe consists of 32 acres. The church contains an ancient bell brought from Buckland Abbey. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.