Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for MARYSTOW, or STOW-ST. MARY

MARYSTOW, or STOW-ST. MARY, a village and a parish in Tavistock district, Devon. The village stands near the river Lyd and near Coryton r. station, 6½ miles NNW of Tavistock; and is irregularly built. 'T he parish contains also the hamlets of Cholwell and Dipperton, and part of the village of Lew-Down, which has a postoffice, of the name of Lew-Down, North Devon. Acres, 2,895. Real property, £4,173. Pop. in 1851,570; in 1861,448. Houses, 90. The decrease of pop. was caused by lessened demand for labour in manganese mines, by junction of farms, and by introduction of agricultural machinery. The manor belongs to J. H. Tremayne, Esq. Sydenham House was erected in the early part of the 17th century, by Sir Thomas Wise; was garrisoned for Charles I., and taken in 1645 by Col. Holbourn; and belongs now to J. H. Tremayne, Esq. Marystow House is the seat of Sir Massey Lopes, Bart. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Thrushelton, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £276.* Patron, J. H. Tremayne, Esq. The church is ancient; consists of nave, aisle, chancel, and side chapel; and contains two stone stalls, an old stone font, a beautiful carved screen, and several monuments to the Wises and other families. There are a national school, and charities £219.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Marystow CP/AP       Devon AncC
Place names: MARYSTOW     |     MARYSTOW OR STOW ST MARY     |     STOW ST MARY
Place: Marystow

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