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ALPHINGTON

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]

"ALPHINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Wonford, in the county of Devon, 2 miles to the S. of Exeter. The Alphin, a branch of the river Exe, runs through the parish, as does also the Exeter canal, in a parallel course with the river. The South Devonshire railway passes near it. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £987, in the patronage of the Rev. F. A. Savile. There are some almshouses here, and an ancient cross stands in the chief street. The church is dedicated to St. Michael, and contains a font in the Norman style, with pillars and intersecting arches. The tower was repaired in 1853. Cattle fairs are held here on the first Wednesday after June 20th, and on Michaelmas day. Alphington House is the principal residence."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003