In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Shaugh Prior like this:
SHAUGH-PRIOR, a village and a parish in Plympton, St. Mary district, Devon. The village stands on the river Plym, near the confluence of the Mew and the Cad, under the S W side of Dartmoor, 1 mile E of Bickleigh r.station, and 7 N E of Plymouth; is surrounded with very romantic scenery; and has a small inn. ...
The parish comprises 8, 707 acres. Post-town, Horrabridge, Devon. Real property, £3,022. Pop., 570. Houses, 100. The property is divided among a few. Shaugh bridge, Dewerstone rock, and the Dartmoor tors are striking features. Porcelain clay is extensively worked; iron and tin ores are mined; and fire bricks and sanitary ware are manufactured. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, not reported. Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The-church is good. Charities, £12
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Shaugh Prior, in South Hams and Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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