In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Feniton like this:
FENITON, a village and a parish in Honiton district, Devon. The village stands in the valley of the river Otter, near Ottery Road r. station, 3½ miles W by S of Honiton; and has a post office under Honiton. The parish includes also the hamlets of Curscombe and Colestock. Acres, 1,822. Real property, £3, 322. ...
Pop., 361. Houses, 71. The property is divided among a few. The manor was long held by the Malchardes, and belongs now to Sir John Patteson. The Cornish rebels, in the time of Edward VI., sustained a sanguinary defeat at Feniton Bridge. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £372.* Patron, G. B. Northcote, Esq., two turns, and B. Woolley, Esq., one turn. The church has an aisle with Norman arches, but seems to be mainly of the 14th century; consists of nave, chancel, and south aisle, with low western tower; contains an ancient screen, and a highly decorated ancient altar-tomb; and is good. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £10.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Feniton in East Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th March 2017
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