In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Brixton like this:
BRIXTON, a village and a parish in Plympton-St.-Mary district, Devon. The village stands near the river Yealm, 3 miles SSW of Plympton r. station, and 4½ ESE of Plymouth; and it has a post office under Plympton, and is a seat of petty sessions. Acres, 2,914 of land, and 85 of water. Real property, £5,402. ...
Pop., 691. Houses, 139. The property is divided among a few. The manor was long held by a family of its own name; and belongs now to T. W. Parrott, Esq. Remains of a mansion of the time of Henry VII. are at Harestone. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £107. Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church is decorated English, with a lofty tower, and in good condition. Charities, £50.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Brixton, in South Hams and Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th March 2017
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