South Poole, Deanery of Woodley

Chanter 225B, 535-536

  1. Population and dissenters: Between Forty and Fifty Families. No Family of Dissenters of any sort.

  2. Public or charity schools: No.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is an alms House without any Endowment, In which We keep Our Poor. Twenty shillings yearly Issuing out of an Estate in Molscomb distributed in Bread Fifteen shillings yearly for a sermon on Christmas day and five and Twenty shillings yearly distributed in money at the same time, Issuing out of an Estate in Chivelstone. All duly apply’d.

  4. Residence upon cure: I Reside the greatest <Part> of the year, on my Vicarage of Townstoll and Saint Saviours Dartmouth.

  5. Curate: The Reverend Mr Edward Langman duly Qualifyed according to Canon, Resides in the Parish as a Boarder, And I allow Him Thirty five Pounds a year.

  6. Divine service at other churches: Usually Residing in Dartmouth I Perform Divine Service at some Certain Times only Here, the Second Sunday in Every month, If not otherwise Hindered.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Every Lord’s day, with a sermon Each Part of the day.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four Times in the Year, Christmas Easter and Whitsontyde and Sunday after Michaelmas.

  9. Number of communicants: Between Forty and Fifty Communicants; near that Number Last Easter between Twenty and Thirty generally.

  10. Catechising of children: The Whole Number of Children in the Parish are Catechiz’d Every Summer.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: No.

    Hen’ Holdsworth Rector

    South Poole R. Hen’ Holdsworth A.M. Inst. May 15. 1741 Presb. Feb. 18. 1721. Tho: Nor. [Explanation]