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Upton-Pyne

UPTON-PYNE, a parish, in the union of St. Thomas, hundred of Wonford, Wonford and S. divisions of Devon, 3¼ miles (N. by W.) from Exeter; containing 512 inhabitants. The parish comprises about 1800 acres by measurement; the river Eke bounds it on the south, and the Thorverton road passes immediately before the church. Some leather-mills here employ a few persons: manganese was produced in tolerable quantity about twenty years since, and the mine is still worked, but not with much success. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £23. 6. 8., and in the gift of Sir S. H. Northcote, Bart.: the tithes have been commuted for £400, and the glebe comprises about 90 acres, with a house. The church contains a good painting of the Last Supper, the monument of a crusader, and some remains of ancient stained glass.

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

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