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Upton Pyne, Devon

Historical Description

Upton Pyne, a parish in Devonshire, 1½ mile from Brampford Speke station on the G.W.R., and 3 miles N by W of Exeter. It has a post office under Exeter; money order office, Brampford Speke; telegraph office, Exeter. Acreage, 2446; population of the civil parish, 460; of the ecclesiastical, 367. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belonged anciently to the Pynes, and with Pynes House belongs now to the Earl of Iddesleigh. Manganese was for some time worked, but is now exhausted. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £380 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Iddesleigh. The church is ancient, has been thoroughly restored and enlarged, and contains numerous memorials of the Northcote family. There is a working men's club.

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 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 Upton Pyne

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Upton Pyne from the following:


Online maps of Upton Pyne 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.

DistrictEast Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX5
Post TownExeter