Malborough  Devon


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

MALBOROUGH, a village and a parish in Kingsbridge district, Devon. The village stands near the coast, 2 miles W by N of Salcombe, and 4 SW by S of Kingsbridge r. station; and is partly in West Alvington parish. M. parish extends along the coast, between Bolt Head and Bolt Tail; and contains the chapelry of Salcombe, which has a post office under Kingsbridge, and the hamlets of Coombe,, Collaton, Rew, Boltbury, Hope, Batson, and Shadycombe. ...

Acres, 5,310; of which 420 are water. Real property, with South Huish, £10,705. Rated property of M. alone, £6,483. Pop. in 1851,2,354; in 1861,2,388. Houses, 497. The increase of pop. arose from the extension of ship-building. The property is divided among a few. The manors belong to the Earl of Devon. Ilton Castle was built in 1335, by Sir John Chiverstone; and is now reduced to some fragmentary remains. A submerged forest, yielding hazel nuts aNd leaves is good preservation, was discoVered withiN few feet of the surface of the sands, At Two coVed, betweeN Bolt Head and Salcombe. The catching of fish, and of lobsters and crabs, is largely carried on. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of West Alvington, in the diocese of Exeter. The church is later English, and large; has a lofty tower and spire, visible at a great distance; and contains an elegant monument to Lord Kinsale. The p. curacy of Salcombe is a separate benefice. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, national schools, an industrial school, and parish lands yielding £29 a year.

Malborough through time

Malborough 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 Malborough itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th September 2021

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