A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
STOKE-CANNON, a parish in the hundred of WONFORD, county of DEVON, 3 miles (N. N. E.) from Exeter, containing 337 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, has a curious ancient font. It was given, with the manor, by King Athelstan to the Cathedral of Exeter. The rivers Exe and Culm flow through the parish.