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“Hatherleigh Scraps”
By History Society

July 16, 2017: “Hatherleigh Scraps” from Old Hatherleigh Parochial Magazines June 1896 1. The Okement rises in the neighbourhood of Cranmere Pool. 2. The Torridge rises at Woodleigh Burrow, near Morwenstowe. 3. George Boughton was Vicar of Hatherleigh for over 56 years. 4. Craddock Glascott only published one thing-“A Sermon on the American War”-which the present Vicar has seen in the British Museum. 5. Cradock Glascott was Chaplain to the Earl of Buchan. 6. Mr Henry Mallet Veale, JP., of Passaford, was at Rugby School under the great Dr Arnold. 7. The bog-bean grows on Hatherleigh Moor. 8. Seven kinds of Heather may be found in Hatherleigh. 9. Golf Links were made on Runnon Moor in the spring of 1894. 10. The “Lady`s Stile” was the stile in the old footpath which formerly led from the Market Street to the Lady Chapel-the Eastern end of the South Aisle of the church. From “Trewman`s Exeter Flying Post” 4th Oct. 1855 “Hatherleigh. An aged Pedestrian - Mrs Cherry Heywood, upwards of eighty-one years of age, one day last week walked from this place to Kilkhampton, a distance of twenty-five miles, to see an old friend. On her return journey, last Saturday, she trudged back again, and the old lady is now very proud of her performance of so extraordinary a feat.”

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