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Lewtrenchard (St. Peter)

LEWTRENCHARD (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Tavistock, hundred of Lifton, Lifton and S. divisions of Devon, 8½ miles (E. by N.) from Launceston; containing 527 inhabitants. It comprises 2500 acres, of which 244 are common or waste. Quarries of slate and limestone of good quality are worked. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 13. 9., and in the gift of W. Baring Gould, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £265, and the glebe consists of 56 acres. The Rev. William Romaine, author of the Life, Walk, and Triumph of Faith, was minister of the parish.

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