A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
SOWTON, a parish partly in the eastern division of the hundred of BUDLEIGH, but chiefly in that of WONFORD, county of DEVON, 4 miles (E.) from Exeter, containing 339 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £11. 16. 3., and in the patronage of the Bishop of Exeter. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. Five poor children are instructed for a small annuity left by Thomas Weare, in 1691.