Yarcombe, Devon

Historical Description

Yarcombe, a parish, with a village, in Devonshire, 5 miles W by S of Chard station on the G.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Chard. Acreage, 5238; population of the civil parish, 647; of the ecclesiastical, 625. The manor was given by William the Conqueror to St Michael Abbey in Normandy, passed to the priory of Otterton, and belongs now to the Drake family. Sheafhayne House is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £480 with residence. Patron, the Crown. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Decorated style, with an embattled tower. There are two Baptist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Devon
Ecclesiastical parish Yarcombe St. John the Baptist
Hundred Axminster
Poor Law union Chard

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the South West Heritage Trust, Parochial Church Council, and Devon Family History Society have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Yarcombe


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Yarcombe from the following:


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.

A part transcript of The Visitations of Devon comprising the Herald's Visitations of 1531, 1564, and 1620, with additions by Lieut-Col J.L. Vivian.

DistrictEast Devon
CountyDevon
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtEX14
Post TownHoniton