Pinhoe, Devon

Historical Description

Pinhoe, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village has a station on the L. & S.W.R. 169 miles from London, 2½ NE of Exeter, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Exeter. Acreage of parish, 1758; population, 761. A battle was fought here against the Danes in 1001. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £140 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church stands nearly a mile from the village; is old hut good, with a tower; and contains elaborately-carved oak pulpit and screen. The building was well restored in 1880. There are a mission hall and a Baptist chapel. Bishop Conybeare and the theologian John Reynolds were natives.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Devon
Ecclesiastical parish Pinhoe St. Michael
Hundred Wonford
Poor Law union St. Thomas

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the South West Heritage Trust, Parochial Church Council, and Devon Family History Society have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Pinhoe

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Pinhoe from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.

A part transcript of The Visitations of Devon comprising the Herald's Visitations of 1531, 1564, and 1620, with additions by Lieut-Col J.L. Vivian.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX4
Post TownExeter