The Medical Gentlemen of Bow


A couple of miles outside Bow in the Crediton direction is the small Parish of Clannaborough.

The 16th century church, dedicated to St Petrock, is at the North end of a narrow strip of land stretching 6 miles to the South, making up just 874 acres.

For about three hundred years from 1654 Clannaborough was the home to the Wreford family. .


Sophia and George Hughes, wife and son of the Curate of Clannaborough, and their servant John Knowles drown (1841)


William Wreford (1781-1852) "found drowned"

Robert Phayre (1853-1886) shot dead by insurgents in Burma

John Julian Wreford Hardman (1863-1900) dies in the Boer War; remembered in Clannaborough Church

The Frekes of Clannaborough: Clergymen 1733-1809