Coleridge, Deanery of Chumleigh

Chanter 225B, 760-761

  1. Population and dissenters: We have in our Parish of Colerudge ninety Families, we have no Dissenters of any Sort, or denomination, nor any meeting house of Dissenters.

  2. Public or charity schools: We have no Publick or Charity School in our Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: We have a Church: house for ye poor, but without any endowment, no Lands or Tenements left for any pious use.

  4. Residence upon cure: I reside personally upon my Cure, & in ye Vicaridge house.

  5. Curate: I have no Curate.

  6. Divine service at other churches: No.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Twice very Lds day throughout ye year, with a Sermon in ye Morning & Evening every Sunday throughout ye year & almost every Saints, or Holy day, when Divine Service is enjoined.

  8. Frequency of communion: Six times in ye year, twice att Christmas, twice att Easter, once att Whitsunday, & once att Michaelmas.

  9. Number of communicants: About Six Score Communicants in Our Parish, that usually receive att Christmas & Easter, about Sixscore communicated att Easter last past.

  10. Catechising of children: I catechize ye children in ye Church every Sunday att ye usual time, from Easter to ye Second Sunday in September, four or five Families every Sunday regularly attend to Say ye Church: Catechism 1st & give an account of Lewis's Catechism afterwards.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: We have a Chapel in our Parish, called Lee Chapel, but it hath been converted into dwelling houses beyond ye memory of any Living in our Parish, about a Mile & half Distant from our Parish Church. I cannot learn that Divine Service was ever performed in it.

    John Vickry
    Vicar of Colerudge
    humbly presents these answers
    Colerudge V: John Vickry A:B. inst: May 16 1717. Presb: Dec: 19. 1714. [Explanation]