Loddiswell  Devon


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

LODDISWELL, a village and a parish in Kingsbridge district, Devon. The village stands on the river Avon, 3 miles NNW of Kingsbridge, and 7 S by E of Kingsbridge Road r. station; and has a post office under Kingsbridge, and a reading and news room.-The parish, together with Buckland-Tout-Saints, comprises 3,568 acres. ...

Real property, with Woodleigh, £7,049. Rated property of L. alone, £3,721. Pop., 899. Houses, 184. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged formerly to the Arundels. Traces of an ancient camp are on Blackdown Hill. Yellow ochre, of fine quality, was manufactured; and there was formerly a copper mine. A spot about a ¼ of a mile below the village, commands a charming view down the Avon. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Buckland-Tout-Saints, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £443.* Patrons, Trustees. The church is ancient but pretty good; consists of nave and chancel, with a tower; and contains several fine monuments. There are an Independent chapel in the village, another dissenting chapel at Hazlewood, a recently erected British school, and charities £76.

Loddiswell through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2024

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