Exminster  Devon


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Exminster like this:

EXMINSTER, a village, a parish, and a hundred in Devon. The village stands on a pleasant spot adjacent to the river Exe and the South Devon railway, 3½ mile SSE of Exeter; and has a station on the railway, a post office under Exeter, and a fair on the first Thursday of May. The parish includes the village, and is in the district of St. ...

Thomas. Acres, 5, 817; of which 370 are water. Real property, £9, 093. Pop., 1, 781. Houses, 231. The manor belonged to the Courtenays, Earls of Devon; and had formerly a very large manor-house, in which Archbishop Courtenay was born. The lords of the manor now are the Earl of Devon and Sir Lawrence Palk, Bart. The principal residences are Peamore and Kenbury; the seats of respectively the Kekewiches and the Stoweys. The Devon county lunatic asylum stands here on a plot of 50 acres; occupies an elevated position, on a declivity 140 feet above the surrounding level; was opened in 1846; and cost, inclusive of the land, £65, 000. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, 300.* Patrons, the Governors of Crediton Church Corporation Trust. The church is ancient; consists of nave, chancel, and S aisle, with western tower; and contains an ancient carved oak screen, and several handsome monuments. There is a Wesleyan chapel. An endowed school has £30; and other charities £43. The hundred contains seventeen parishes. Acres, 48, 250. Pop. in 1851, 19, 698: in 1861, 20, 389. Houses, 3, 995.

Exminster through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2024

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