Jacobstow, a parish in Cornwall, 5 miles SE of Widemouth Bay, 6 from Tresmeer station on the North Cornwall railway, and 8¼ S by W of Stratton. It has a post office under Holsworthy; money order and telegraph office, Stratton. Acreage, 4471; population of the civil parish, 375; of the ecclesiastical, 383. Two barrows are at Headon. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; gross value, £250 with residence. Patron, the Earl of St Germams. The church is ancient, has a granite tower, and was thoroughly restored. in 1886. There is a Bible Christian, chapel. Digory or Degory Weare, an historical writer, and first Camden Professor of History at Oxford, was born here in 1573. Fairs are held at Wainhouse Comer on 24 June, 24 July for lambs, 29 Sept., 5 Nov., and Lady Day, and at Canworthy Water first Wednesday in June and 18 Sept.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Jacobstow St. James|
|Poor Law union||Stratton|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Jacobstow from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Jacobstow (St. James))
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- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:
- Royal Cornwall Gazette
- West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser
- Lake's Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser
We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.