"St. Martin's Church, in the Cathedral yard, is a small antique fabric, said to have been consecrated in 1665. It has a tower and one bell, and contains a few ancient monuments. Its parish had a chapel dedicated to St. Peter, but it was disused before 1265. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £8. 14s. 6d., and in 1831 at only £77, is in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter, and incumbency of the Rev. M. Tucker, M.A." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish the centre of the old walled City of Exeter, adjoining the Cathedral Close, its population in 1801 was 310.