North Huish

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North Huish, viewed from east, with the hills of Ugborough Moor (the southern tip of Dartmoor) behind, to the north

North Huish is a village, civil parish, former ecclesiastical parish and former manor in the South Hams district of Devon, England. The village is situated about 8 miles south-west of the town of Totnes. The civil parish had a population of 360 in the 2001 census.

St Mary's Church[edit]

St Mary's Church, the parish church built in the 14th century, is now a redundant church in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[1] It was declared redundant on 1 March 1993, and was vested in the Trust on 10 August 1998.[2]

Manor[edit]

During the reign of King Richard I (1189-1199) the manor was held by John Damarell[3] (Latinized to de Albamara), whose male descendants held it for many generations. It then passed to the Trenchard family and thence to Tremain[4] (alias Tremayn) of Collacombe.[5]

Historic estates[edit]

Within the parish are situated various historic estates including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ St Mary's Church, North Huish, Devon, Churches Conservation Trust, retrieved 2 April 2011
  2. ^ Diocese of Exeter: All Schemes (PDF), Church Commissioners/Statistics, Church of England, 2011, p. 4, retrieved 2 April 2011
  3. ^ Pole, Sir William (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, p.300 "Northiwis"
  4. ^ Risdon, Tristram (d.1640), Survey of Devon, 1811 edition, London, 1811, with 1810 Additions, p.179
  5. ^ Pole, p.300
  6. ^ Pole, p.300
  7. ^ Risdon, p.179
  8. ^ Pole, p.301
  9. ^ Risdon, p.180
  10. ^ Polwhele, Richard, History of Devonshire, 3 Vols., London, 1793, Vol.3, p.460

External sources[edit]

Coordinates: 50°24′N 3°49′W / 50.400°N 3.817°W / 50.400; -3.817