Farway is a small village and civil parish in the East Devon district of Devon, England. Its nearest town is Honiton, which lies approximately 3 1⁄2 miles (5.6 km) north-west from the village. The small parish church of St Michael has a tower and the north aisle arcade is 13th century, incorporating Norman piers. Features of interest include the Elizabethan communion table, and two monuments.<< The bust to Humphrey Hutchins commemorates his rebuilding of part of the church in 1628; the monument to Sir Edmund Prideaux (d. 1628/29) and another member of his family has lying figures of both men with Sir Edmund uppermost.
Netherton Hall was the mansion of the Prideaux family who were lords of the manor of Netherton and was built in 1607 during the life of the first Sir Edmund who was made a baronet in 1622, though the part to the east is perhaps earlier in date. By the end of the 18th century it was quite ruinous but was restored in 1836-44. At this time the south wing which included the chapel was pulled down leaving the west and north wings. It was the birthplace of Edmund Prideaux, MP (d. 1659).
- Pevsner, N. (1952) South Devon. Harmondsworth: Penguin>>; p. 168
- Pevsner, N. (1952) South Devon. Harmondsworth: Penguin; p. 210
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