Meeth (St. John the Baptist)

MEETH (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Oakhampton, hundred of Shebbear, Black Torrington and Shebbear, and N. divisions of Devon, 3 miles (N. by E.) from Hatherleigh; containing 314 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 7. 6., and in the gift of the Rev. F. D. Lempriere: the tithes have been commuted for £221, and the glebe comprises 25 acres. The church contains a marble monument to Dr. Lempriere, author of the Classical Dictionary and other works, who died in 1824.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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