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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 CountyDevon 
Ecclesiastical parishPinhoe St. Michael 
Poor Law unionSt. 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:


Online maps of Pinhoe are available from a number of sites:

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.

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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX4
Post TownExeter