The main staicase with Family portraits.
The Yonge family covered by this website are known as the Yonge's of Puslinch to differentiate themselves from other unconnected Yonge families.
In 1794 a Government report on Devon stated "nowhere in England are there
a greater number of gentry in harmony with each other and the yeomanry with the attention to their dependents and the poor".
The Yonge owners of Puslinch were part of that local gentry class. They were never rich or famous or large on the
national scene. They were country gentlemen, often combined with being the parish priest.
Puslinch house reflects this; it is solid and plain, well proprtioned and understated, built for comfort rather than show.
is just a few miles from the village of Newton Ferrers on the south Devon coast has gone through various changes of spelling over the years. Puselynche, Posselinch, Pyselynche, Puselynghe, Poslinch, Pusnedge, Pustneged, Puzzlewitch, Puslidge.