A Topographical Dictionary of England


 Samuel Lewis (1831)

Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)


COMB-PYNE, a parish in the hundred of AXMINSTER, county of DEVON, 3¾ miles (E. S. E.) from Colyton, containing 132 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £8. 11. 8., and in the patronage of Charles Edwards, Esq. This place was anciently called Comb-Coffin, from the Coffin family; its present adjunct is derived from the Pynes, its later possessors. Here is a school, endowed with £7 per annum, also nine dwellings occupied by poor persons.