Posted: June 24, 2012 Filed under: Bradley Lane, Devon, Early, England, Halcyon Road, History, Leather Industry, Lords of the Manor, Manors, Mill Leat, Mills, Moses Vicary, Newton Abbot, Samuel Brancombe, Tanyards, Wool | Tags: Branscombe, Branscombes, Halcyon Road, Leather Industry, Lord's Manor The, Manor, Mill Leat, Moses Vicary Lords of the Manor, Newton Abbot, Samuel Brancombe, Sheep Skins, Tanyard in Bradley Lane, Textiles and Nonwovens, Vicarys, Wash Wool, Wool
The Branscombes owned a wool business on the corner of Halcyon Road. In 1787 Samuel Brancombe and Moses Vicary made agreements with the Lords of the Manor to wash wool and skins in the Mill Leat. Later the Samuel Branscombe’s business failed and sold out his wool business to the Vicarys and in 1837 Samuel’s son, who was in the leather industry, sold their tanyard in Bradley Lane to the Vicarys.
Wool and Sheep