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Transcription by Terry Partridge from Pigot & Co.'s Devonshire (1830)


Is a small village, in the parish of Cornwood and hundred of Ermington; 205 miles from London, 11 from Plymouth, 12 from Totnes, and 13 from Ashburton. It derives its name from a small bridge, which is covered with ivy, and stretches across the river Erme. This village is beautifully situated in a romantic dell; and from its rattling river, wooded accompaniments and picturesque scenery, excites the admiration of every tourist of pleasure; but holds out no inducement to delay the commercial traveller. Upon the river is a paper-mill, and another for flour; and the village boasts an excellent inn, which, indeed, is necessary, from its great thoroughfare situation.

A small chapel of ease to Cornwood is the only place of worship; which parish contained, in 1821, 1,507 inhabitants.

POST OFFICE, Mark Bird, Post Master. - Letters from LONDON arrive at a quarter-past six in the evening, and are despatched at half-past seven in the morning. - A horse post is despatched at half-past five in the evening to UGBOROUGH, to meet the Bristol mail.


Bayntun Wilmot, gent. (surgeon)
Bowen Philip, esq. Ivy Bridge
Collander William, gent. Ivy Bridge
Crispin George, gent. Ivy Bridge
Hays Treby Hele, esq. Ivy Bridge
Hewett Thomas, gent. Ivy Bridge
Medland John, gent. Ivy Bridge
Oxnam Rev. William, Cornwood
Pearse John, esq. Filham
Rivers Henry, gent. Ivy Bridge
Rogers Sir John, Blachford
Rosdew - , esq. Beechwood
Savage Rev. Robt. Lucksland grove
Spicer Capt. R.N. Goodwill house
Strode - , esq. Newnham
Templer Jno. L. esq. Highland house
Treby Paul esq. Goodamore


Moysey Eliza (ladies')
Moysey Robert (gentleman's)
Taylor Mrs. (ladies')


Grocers Arms, Richd. Lethbridge
Ivy Bridge Hotel, Ann Stevenitt
London Inn, Elizabeth C. Stevenitt


Abbott William, painter & glazier
Bird Mark, blacksmith
Constant Mary, grocer, &c.
Fincher William & Francis, paper manufacturers
Ford James, butcher
Hambling Henry, carpenter
Hamlyn Richard, butcher
Huxham William, butcher
Jeffery William, blacksmith
Richards Edward, carpenter
Richards James, blacksmith
Richards James, carpenter
Sanders John, tanner
Saunders William, miller
Selden John, painter and glazier
Sherwell William, draper, grocer, druggist & agent to the county fire office
Spreat Samuel, saddler and harness maker
Stranger Richard, butcher
Tozer William, draper & grocer


All call at the Ivy Bridge Hotel.
To LONDON the Royal Mail (from Plymouth and Devonport) every morning at half-past seven - the Pilot, every day at half-past twelve - the Subscription, every afternoon at four - and the Defiance at six.

To DEVONPORT and PLYMOUTH, the Royal Mail (from London) every evening at six - the Pilot, every evening at five - the Subscription, every evening at half-past five - and the Defiance, every evening at six.


Pass through daily to & from LONDON, PLYMOUTH, EXETER, &c.

Last updated 12 Feb 2006 - Brian Randell.

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