North Huish, viewed from east, with the hills of Ugborough Moor (the southern tip of Dartmoor) behind, to the north
|Population||360 (2001 census)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
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
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. It was declared redundant on 1 March 1993, and was vested in the Trust on 10 August 1998.
During the reign of King Richard I (1189-1199) the manor was held by John Damarell (Latinized to de Albamara), whose male descendants held it for many generations. It then passed to the Trenchard family and thence to Tremain (alias Tremayn) of Collacombe.
Within the parish are situated various historic estates including:
- Norreys, a seat of the le Norreys family until the reign of King Edward III (1327-1377), when the heiress married Sir John Fortescue (fl.1422) of Shepham, Captain of the captured Castle of Meaux, 25 miles north-east of Paris, following the Siege of Meaux during the Hundred Years' War.
- Black Hall, a seat of a junior branch of the Fowell family of nearby Fowelscombe in the parish of Ugborough.
- St Mary's Church, North Huish, Devon, Churches Conservation Trust, retrieved 2 April 2011
- Diocese of Exeter: All Schemes (PDF), Church Commissioners/Statistics, Church of England, 2011, p. 4, retrieved 2 April 2011
- 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"
- Risdon, Tristram (d.1640), Survey of Devon, 1811 edition, London, 1811, with 1810 Additions, p.179
- Pole, p.300
- Pole, p.300
- Risdon, p.179
- Pole, p.301
- Risdon, p.180
- Polwhele, Richard, History of Devonshire, 3 Vols., London, 1793, Vol.3, p.460
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