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Combe Pyne, Devon

Historical Description

Combe-Pyne or Coompyne, a parish in Devonshire, near the coast, 3 miles W of Lyme-Regis, and 2 from Colyford station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under Ax-minster; money order office, Rowsdon; telegraph office, Lyme Regis. Acreage, 791; population, 106. The manor belonged to the Coffin family, passed to the Pynes and the Knights, and was originally called Comb Coffin. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £109. The church is ancient, was restored in 1878, consists of nave and chancel, and has a fine piscina. The sacred vessels, of 15th century work, for the altar service have considerable interest and value as among the best specimens of ancient plate. These have been photographed for the Society of Antiquaries, and are considered by antiquarians unique —in fact," it is said that a sum of £200 has been offered to the churchwardens in purchase of them.

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 CountyDevon 
Poor Law unionAxminster 

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Visitations Heraldic

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

The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, with additions by Lieutant-Colonel J.L. Vivian, published for the author by Henry S. Eland, Exeter 1895 is online.