Exeter () is a historic city in Devon, England. It lies within the ceremonial county of Devon, of which it is the county town as well as the home of Devon County Council. Currently the administrative area has the status of a non-metropolitan district and is therefore under the administration of the County Council. The city is on the River Exe about northeast of Plymouth and southwest of Bristol. Its population was 117,773 at the time of the UK's 2011 census.
Exeter was the most south-westerly Roman fortified settlement in Britain. Exeter Cathedral, founded in the early 12th century, became Anglican during the 16th-century English Reformation. The modern city's transport hubs include the Exeter Metro St Davids Railway Station, the Central railway station, the M5 motorway, and Exeter International Airport.
From Saxon times, Exeter was in the hundred of Wonford. The city had a number of churches, each covering a parish with agreed boundaries. Until the start of civil registration in 1837, the parish church (of the Church of England) was responsible for recording the baptisms, marriages and burials which occurred in its area. The only legal marriages were those which took place within the Church of England. The names of the parishes were as follows:
GENUKI has descriptions of all the parishes complete with maps to indicate their locations within the city. It also gives alternate names for some of the parishes which may explain how they received their official names as given above.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Exeter.