Farway  Devon


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Farway like this:

FARWAY, a village and a parish in Honiton district, Devon. The village stands in a picturesque valley, flanked by bold hills, 3¼ miles S by E of Honiton town and r. station; and has a post office under Honiton. The parish comprises 2, 578 acres. Real property, £2, 471. Pop., 373. Houses, 71. ...

Farway manor was given, at the Conquest, to the Bishop of Constance, in Normandy; and passed to the Poles, the Courtenays, and others. Netherton manor belonged to Canonsleigh abbey; was purchased, after the dissolution, by Sir B. Drake; belongs now to Sir Edmund S. Prideaux, Bart.; and has a mansion, of the time of Elizabeth, called Netherton Hall. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £247.* Patron, the Rev. H. Marker. The church is partly of the year 1628, but has traces of Norman; consists of nave, chancel, and north aisle, with western tower; and contains monuments to the families of Prideaux, Gould, and Atkinson.

Farway through time

Farway is now part of East Devon district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Devon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Farway itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Farway in East Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 09th August 2020

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