Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for HENNOCK

HENNOCK, a village and a parish in Newton-Abbot district, Devon. The village stands near the river Teign and the Moreton-Hampstead railway, 3 miles WNW of Chudleigh, and 6 SE by S of Moreton-Hampstead; and has a post office under Exeter. The parish includes also the hamlet of Knighton. Acres, 3, 469. Real property, £4, 164. Pop. in 1851, 894; in 1861, 1, 004. Houses, 190. The property is subdivided. The tract around the village is romantic, and abounds with lofty picturesque rocks; one of which, called the Botter rock, commands an extensive view. Tin and iron ore are plentiful. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Knighton, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £233.* Patron, the Rev. R. W. Riley. The church is early perpendicular English, and has a turretted tower. There are a chapel of ease, in the early English style, at Knighton; a small Wesleyan chapel, in Hennock village; and a national school.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Hennock AP/CP       Newton Abbot PLU/RegD       Devon AncC
Place: Hennock

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