To the Revd the Minister of Culmstock

Chanter 232A, 270

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I reside in my Vicarage House.

  2. Other benefices: Besides the Vicarage of Culmstock, I have the Perpetual Curacy of Clyst Honiton, in this Diocese.

  3. Divine service at other churches: I perform divine Service at no other Church besides my own.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is performed twice every Lord's Day, with a Sermon both in the morning & Evening.

  5. Frequency of communion: The Sacrament is administered four Times in the Year, at the three Festivals, & at Michaelmas; & the Communicants are about twenty five.

  6. Catechising of children: Every Sunday in the Afternoons, during the months of June, July & August.

  7. Church fabric: The Church & Chancel are in tolerably good Repair, & the Church-Yard tolerably well kept. All things are decent for Divine Service. The Church-Hatch, however, is much out of Repair: but I have Reason to think, it will be soon repaired.

  8. Glebe terrier: I have no Terrier of the Glebe Lands, House, Houses &c - And the Tithes are not sufficiently ascertained to make one.

  9. Number of families: The Parish is so populous, that I cannot pretend to tell the Number of the Families.

  10. Chapels: There is no Chapel in the Parish, in which divine Service is performed. There are, however, two old Chapels, which are converted into Dwelling-Houses.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: There are no Papists in the parish; but there are two Meeting Houses for Dissenting Congregations: the one for Baptists & the other for Quakers. The Baptist Teacher is Joseph Allen. There is also a Meeting-House for Methodists.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: There is a School in the Parish, but not endowed; in which is taught, at so much a Week Reading, Writing & Arithmetick.

  13. Charity: The Interest of one Hundred & ninety five Pounds is given by diverse Persons, to be distributed annually, by the Church-Wardens, to such Poor as do not receive the Pay of the Parish. I have Reason to believe, that this Charity is duly applied.

    Priest's orders and institution: My Institution to the Vicarage of Culmstock bears Date, August 5th 1758, my Licence to Clyst-Honiton, April, 25th 1778, & my Priest's Orders, July 8th 1750.

    John Nott, Vicar of Culmstock
    A Letter directed to me at Culmstock, to be left at the Post-Office in Tiverton, generally finds me.