Shaugh Prior  Devon


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

Shaugh Prior through time

Shaugh Prior 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 Shaugh Prior itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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: 22nd October 2021

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