St Giles in Torrington, Deanery of Torrington

Chanter 225B, 782-783

  1. Population and dissenters: There are one Hundred & four Families in ye parish of St Giles. One Family are Dissenters. They Farm an Estate in ye sd. parish. No.

  2. Public or charity schools: No.

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

  4. Residence upon cure: No. I Live in ye Town of Great Torrington, to which St. Giles is a Daughter Church, as there is no House fit in St. Giles.

  5. Curate: [No answer given]

  6. Divine service at other churches: Yes, I serve Great Torrington & St. Giles alternately.

  7. Frequency of divine service: On Sundays always either in ye Morning or afternoon.

  8. Frequency of communion: Four Times. At ye three Great Festivals, and at Michaelmas.

  9. Number of communicants: One Hundred and more. Sometimes thirty, & Sometimes thirty five or forty, & at other times above that Number. At Easter last there were above forty Communicants.

  10. Catechising of children: I always begin to Catechize ye Children under my Care on Trinity Sunday, & continue ye same untill ye decline of ye Year. Yes, My Lord.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: No.

    John Hartnoll, Curate of St. Giles.