"MONKTON is a small picturesque village and parish on the south bank of the river Otter, and on the high road from Honiton to Taunton and Ilminster, 2 miles north-east from Honiton station on the main line of the London and South Western railway, 18 north-east from Exeter and 16 south from Taunton, in the Eastern division of the county, Colyton hundred, Honiton petty sessional division, union and county court district, rural deanery of Dunkeswell and Honiton and archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter. The church of St. Mary Magdalene, excepting the tower, was entirely rebuilt of stone in 1862, in the Norman style . . . there are 130 sittings. The register of baptisms dates from the year 1737; marriages, 1742; burials, 1741. . . . The chief crops are wheat, oats and turnips. The acreage is 1,441; rateable value £1,540; the population in 1891 was 129 in the civil and 109 in the ecclesiastical parish." [From: Kelly's Directory of Devonshire, 1902]
A parish in Colyton Hundred, a Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter.
Hoskins, W.G. Extracts from the lay subsidy rolls...for the parishes of Luppitt [1591, 1660], Cotleigh , Monkton , Shute , Northleigh , Farway  and lists of the inhabitants of the precinct of Bradninch in Exeter, 1708, 1732, 1752, Manuscript (1935). [D&CRS Library, Exeter: P1660]