St Giles in Torrington, Deanery of Torrington
Chanter 225B, 782-783
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.
Public or charity schools:
Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment:
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.
No answer given
Divine service at other churches:
Yes, I serve Great Torrington & St. Giles alternately.
Frequency of divine service:
On Sundays always either in ye Morning or afternoon.
Frequency of communion:
Four Times. At ye three Great Festivals, and at Michaelmas.
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.
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.
Chapels or chapels in ruins:
John Hartnoll, Curate of St. Giles.