Challacombe, a parish in Devonshire, on the river Bray, near its sources, on the verge of the county at Exmoor Forest, 10 miles NE of Barnstaple railway station. Post town, Barnstaple. Acreage, 5499; population, 226. The manor and most of the property belong to Earl Fortescue. The surface is hilly, and to a large extent high wild moorland. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £200 with residence. Patron, Earl Fortescue. The church is in the Gothic style, with a tower, and was restored in 1850.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Challacombe Holy Trinity|
|Poor Law union||Barnstaple|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
We have transcribed the following census returns for Challacombe:
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Challacombe from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Challacombe (Holy Trinity))
Online maps of Challacombe are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
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- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:
The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.
The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, with additions by Lieutant-Colonel J.L. Vivian, published for the author by Henry S. Eland, Exeter 1895 is online.