Nymet Rowland, Deanery of Chumleigh

Chanter 225B, 776-777

  1. Population and dissenters: Thirteen Families, consisting of Sixty Six Persons. No Dissenters nor Meeting House.

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

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: We have no Almshouse, Hospital or other charitable endowment, nor have any Lands &c been left for the Repair of the Church, or other pious uses.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do.

  5. Curate: I have no Curate

  6. Divine service at other churches: I serve This Parish together with Lapford.

  7. Frequency of divine service: On Christmas day, and the 3 Days following Ashwednesday, Good Friday, Monday in Easter and Whitsun Week, 29th May. 11th June and 5th November. As this is a very Small Parish and but a Mile distant from the Church of Lapford, it was never Serv’d by my Predecessor (who also serv’d both This and Lapford) but once in a Fortnight. But, at the Request of some of the Parish, whose Age wou’d not permit them to attend at Lapford, I have Always read Prayers And Preached here once every Sunday once a Month in the forenoon, the other three Sundays in the Afternoon, beginning at half an Hour after one and returning to Lapford about half an Hour after Three.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four times a Year Vizt. at Christmas, Easter, Whitsunday and Michaelmas.

  9. Number of communicants: About 35, of whom about <Eight or> Ten usually receive. Ten, I think, was ye Number at Easter last.

  10. Catechising of children: I catechize about once a Month during ye Summer.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There is no Chapel in our Parish.

    Nimet Rowland R.--- William Radford A.B.
    inst. May 12. 1733. Presb. Sept. 24th 1732
    Stephan. Exon. [Explanation]