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Lamerton  Devon

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lamerton like this:

LAMERTON, a village and a parish in Tavistock district, Devon. The village stands 3 miles NW by N of Tavistock r. station; is a scattered place; and has a post-office, under Tavistock.—The parish contains also the hamlets of Chaddlehanger, Hilltown, North Bren-Tor, and Ottery. Acres, 7,232. ...


Real property, £9,504; of which £800 are in mines. Pop., 1,517. Houses, 289. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to Tavistock Abbey. Collacombe-Barton was long the seat of the Tremayne family; has a Tudor character, with a large transom window in one of the rooms; and is now a farm-house. Venn House is the seat of the Rev. W. Gill. The northern part of the parish, around Brent-Tor, and on the border of Dartmoor, contains romantic scenery, and includes the Lidford waterfall. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £344.* Patron, J. H. Tremayne, Esq. The church is large; consists of nave, aisles, chancel, and S porch, with embattled tower; and contains monuments of the Tremaynes. There are a chapel of ease at Brent-Tor, a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £80.

Lamerton through time

Lamerton is now part of West Devon district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Devon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Lamerton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lamerton in West Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/2398

Date accessed: 17th October 2017


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