A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
EXBOURNE, a parish in the hundred of BLACK TORRINGTON,county of DEVON, 4¾ miles (E. by S.)from Hatherleigh, containing 503 inhabitants. Theliving is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Totness,and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's hooks at£7. 11. 8. The Rev. F. Belfield was patron in 1793.The church is dedicated to St. Mary. A fair for cattleand pedlary is held annually on the third Monday inApril.