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Canonteign was given to the canons of St Mary du Val in Normandy circa 1125 and conveyed to the Prior and convent of Merton, in Surrey. It was granted to Lord John Russell after the Reformation, and then passed through a series of owners. It was garrisoned for the king during the Civil War and taken by Fairfax in 1645. According to Lysons it belonged to the Davy family in the 17th century, and it was later owned by the Viscounts Exmouth. 

The second Viscount moved his family seat to nearby Canonteign House at the beginning of the 19th century and the Manor fell into a state of slow disrepair over the following 150 years. It was restored by Lady Exmouth in the 1970s and has recently undergone extensive and sympathetic renovation.


Open by Private Tour only.

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Tour Overview

Canonteign Manor is located 3.6 miles off the Devon Expressway (A38). From the A38, take the Teign Valley Exit and follow the brown signs for Canonteign Falls. Once you come to the turning for the Falls follow the road around to the right. The Manor is 0.3 miles further down the road on the right hand side.

Exeter St Davids - Train Station: 16 miles, 29 minutes by car. Exeter International Airport: 18 miles, 24 minutes by car.

Tour duration

1.5 hours

Tour prices

£15 (£20 if lunch included)


Tea/coffee and biscuits.

Access notes

No wheelchair access.


No dogs inside the house.



Open by Private Tour only.

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