South Brent in 1836
South Brent is a small town in the hundred os Stanborough, on the road from Exeter to Plymouth, and on the river Avon or Aune, twenty-six or twenty-seven miles from Exeter, and sixteen or seventeen from Plymouth. The population of the parish, which is very large (10,180 acres) was, in 1831, 1,248, chiefly agricultural. The market is on Friday; and there are two fairs in the year. The living is vicarage, endowed with the great tithes, and worth £122 a year, with a glebe house. The education returns for 1833 give for this parish four day-schools with about 200 children (one of these schools, containing 50 children, is endowed), and two Sunday-schools containing 100 scholars.