The Book of Bridestowe - Gleanings of a Devonshire Parish, by D. Richard Cann

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The Book of Bridestowe - Gleanings of a Devonshire Parish, by D. Richard Cann
The Book of Bridestowe - Gleanings of a Devonshire Parish, by D. Richard Cann

Published by Halsgrove in 2002, 160 pages. Large A4 size Hardback with Dust Jacket (N6236)

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From the front inside fly leaf: Bridestowe lies on Dartmoor's north­western edge, an idyllic little-known parish, yet one with a long and fascinating history. Through the ages the village has always been a farming community. Some families have resided on their farms for a great period of time whilst others disappeared long before their homesteads were swallowed up by the events of time. Inhabitants provided for their own self-sufficiency whilst performing an administrative role over the affairs of parish life. At one time local resources were developed to provide employment but this was somewhat short-lived. The church, once the seat of Exeter Cathedral dignitaries, had a role in the village while both Royalists and Parliamentarians were supported during the Civil War. Before the bypass was constructed (now ironically bypassed) the main London to Falmouth road ran through the village and a distant railway station served the needs of travellers. The Book of Bridestowe covers every aspect of the parish's rich and varied history, from the development of the village and the major families of the local­ity, to the infrastructure, folklore, industry and administration of the community; its church, school and people down through the generations, in times of hardship and prosperity.
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