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