Feniton  Devon


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.

Feniton through time

Feniton is now part of East Devon district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Devon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Feniton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Feniton in East Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 26th February 2020

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