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Moor Park

MOOR PARK - THE LAND

Moor Park and the surrounding land have an interesting but complex history. The present Moor Park is represented on the 1841 Tithe Map as numbers 77, 78 and 79.

77 is owned by William Dickes and occupied by Edward Aggett and others (cottages).

78 is owned by John Adams and occupied by John Collins jnr. (cottages).

79 is owned by Dinah Taylor and occupied by John Barnes (house and yard)

Adjoining this area is approximately 26 acres of land bounded by the road to Rushford Bridge, the river and Grammars Lane.

TheTithe Map shows two owners for this area - Dinah Taylor (Mrs Coniam) and William Dickes.

In 1886 the Coniams of Waye sold their portion - 130 on the Tithe Map - (10 acres or thereabouts) to Colville George Hayter Hames.

This land is mentioned in 1927 concerning the building of a Public Hall - see later.

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THESE PHOTOS — Courtesy of Chris Webber — SHOW THE POSITION OF MOOR
PARK IN LOWER STREET

In 1869 Whiddon House and 3 Teign Villas (now Alder Cottage,
Walnut Cottage, Rowan Cottage and part of Ebony Cottage) are known as The London Hotel
and according to the Parish Magazine in 1871 this was amalgamated with Moor Park Hotel
which at that time was what is now Maple Lodge, Willow Cottage, Gateway, West House
and Morrison Coach House.

In 1871 William and Mary Stone were running 1 & 2 Teign Villas (now known as Oak
House, Aspen House, Hawthorn Cottage and Labumum House) as a separate lodging house.

I S Z John Berry (own. and occ.) Lamb Park pasture


117 John Adams (OWn.)

John Collins jnr. (Occ.)
Higher Plat — arable (Under St0neInan’s Tenement)

lob Mary Wills (Own.)

William Aggett (Occ.)
Sopers Close — arable

17¢ John Hooper (of the Town) Own. and Occ.

Part of Crandle Hayes — pasture

I 50 Broad Park Dinah Taylor own.

John Barnes occ.