Brent Tor, Deanery of Tavistoke

Chanter 225A, 396-397

  1. Population and dissenters: There are Twenty Families & no Dissenters.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no Publick or Charity School in ye Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: No.

  4. Residence upon cure: No. There is no Parsonage House at Brentorr; It is neither <a> Rectory nor Vicarage, but a Curacy of fifteen pounds per annum paid by a Subscription of ye Parishioners, whose Estates are Tithe:free. The never have a Resident Curate as not allowing a Sufficient maintenance for him; but ye Cure is Serv’d by Some Neighbouring Minister licens’d thereto by ye Bishop.

  5. Curate: No.

  6. Divine service at other churches: Yes, at ye Church of Sydenham Damerell.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service with a Sermon is perform’d at ye Church of Brentorr three Sundays in four throughout ye Year one part of ye Day, either forenoon or afternoon. There is no Service on ye 4th Sunday nor on any other Holidays.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four times in ye Year, one on Christmas Day, one on ye first Sunday after Easter, one on Trinity Sunday, & one about Michaelmas.

  9. Number of communicants: The number of Communicants are twenty or thereabouts of these Ten or twelve usualy receive; ye number at Easter last were thirteen or fourteen.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are catechis’d between Whitsunday & Michaelmas about five or Six times, which is as often as they are Sent for that purpose.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: No.

    John Tindal Cur[ate] of Brentorr.
    Brentorr Curacy... John Tindal A.B. Licens’d May 25 1737. Steph. Exon. [Explanation]