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Pinhoe Church
Pinhoe now a suburb of Exeter, is located approximately 2.5 miles from the centre of Exeter. The village was once separated from Exeter, and was the subject of Viking attack in the year 1001. The Vikings sailed ships up the River Exe. Supposedly the church vicar rode to Exeter on a donkey, in a desperate bid to get more arrows. However, this proved fruitless, as the Vikings pretty much burnt the village to the ground! The legend goes on to say that the vicar earned a yearly pension of 16 shillings, for his gallantry.

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The 15th century Church of St. Michael's & All Angels is located at the top of a hill, with superb views of the City of Exeter. Before entering the church, you pass through a beautiful thatched lychgate. There is a stone cross on a 15th century base in the spacious Churchyard. The porch is small and has a delightful window. Across the nave and aisle is a mediaeval oak screen with fan vaulting, tracery and rich carving. The pulpit is of the 15th century and may have been the work of those who made the screen. The nave has a wagon roof, as does St. Martins Church in the Cathedral Close. The roof is supported by oak angels.

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This is one of the most charming old churches I have photographed, this photograph taken in August 2001.