Thomas Skynner, DD (b Great Milton 6 June 1728 - d Pinhoe 7 August 1789)was the Archdeacon of Totnes from 1772 until 1775.
Doctor of Divinity is an advanced or honorary academic degree in divinity.
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Pinhoe is a suburb on the north eastern outskirts of Exeter in the English county of Devon, which was incorporated into the city in 1966. The 2001 census recorded a population of 6,108 people resident within Pinhoe Ward, one of 18 wards comprising the City of Exeter. The population increased to 6,454 at the 2011 Census
Skynner was born in Great Milton and educated at Christ Church, Oxford.He was appointed a prebendary of Exeter Cathedral in 1768; Canon in 1769; and Precentor in 1775. He was Rector of Bratton Clovelly and Vicar of Pinhoe in 1781.
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A prebendary is a member of the Anglican or Roman Catholic clergy, a form of canon with a role in the administration of a cathedral or collegiate church. When attending services, prebendaries sit in particular seats, usually at the back of the choir stalls, known as prebendal stalls.
Exeter Cathedral, properly known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter in Exeter, is an Anglican cathedral, and the seat of the Bishop of Exeter, in the city of Exeter, Devon, in South West England. The present building was complete by about 1400, and has several notable features, including an early set of misericords, an astronomical clock and the longest uninterrupted vaulted ceiling in England.
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Pinhoe railway station is on the eastern edge of the city of Exeter in Devon, England, that serves the village of Pinhoe. It was opened by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) in 1871 but is now operated by South Western Railway which provides services on the West of England Main Line. It is 168 miles 44 chains (271.3 km) down the line from London Waterloo.
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The Battle of Pinhoe was a battle between the Danes and the Devonians of Pinhoe.
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