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Pinhoe (St. Michael)

PINHOE (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of St. Thomas, hundred of Wonford, Wonford and S. divisions of Devon, 2½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Exeter; containing 568 inhabitants. This place is said to have been the scene of a sanguinary conflict between Ethelred and the Danes in 1001. The parish is intersected by the road from Exeter to Bristol, and comprises 1750 acres; the surface is rather hilly, and the soil consists for the most part of clay and sand. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £14. 13. 4., and in the gift of the Bishop of Exeter: the vicarial tithes have been commuted for £265, and the rectorial for £235; there is an acre of glebe, with a house. The church has a screen and pulpit of wood highly enriched; a gallery has been erected.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.