Zeal-Monachorum (St. Peter)
ZEAL-MONACHORUM (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Crediton, hundred of North Tawton, South Molton and N. divisions of Devon, 8 miles (W. by N.) from Crediton; containing 649 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the river Yeo, and comprises 2946 acres, of which 589 are common or waste. The soil in the southern part is a red fertile loam, and in the northern productive corn land; the surface is hilly, and sandstone of good quality is quarried for building, and for repairing roads. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £17. 8. 9., and in the gift of Mr. Tombs: the tithes have been commuted for £419, and the glebe comprises 46 acres. The poor have some small bequests.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.