Good point, well made ! I don't think even in the Prayer Book Rebellion anyone was burnt at the stake in Exeter. The vicar of St Thomas was hanged from his own church tower. And I believe a mayor of Exeter was one hanged whilst still in office.
They were Vospers Oak Villa before withdrawing from the Peninsular League. Ground delightfully situated between Camels Head Fire Station and Weston Mill Cemetery.
https://www.footballgroundmap.com/ground/ferndale-road/vospers-oak-villa (it's under the 'ator' of Crematorium)