The Rev. John Ingle creates St Olaves house and gardens

In June 1868 the Rev. John Ingle (1823-1901) purchased 2 adjoining parcels of land in Murchington, a hamlet lying on the edge of the sprawling Dartmoor parish of Throwleigh, at a cost of £1900. Together these parcels, being ‘Dickers Tenement’ and ‘Dodds Farm,’ represented some 50 acres of woodland, coppice and valuable water meadows, together with a range of farm buildings and cottages.  He renamed the property ‘St Olaves’ after his own medieval parish church on Fore Street, Exeter.