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Combinteignhead, Devon

Historical Description

Combinteignhead or Combe-in-Teignhead, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands in the Teign valley, about half a mile from the Teign river, 3 miles E of Newton Abbott station on the G.W.R., and 5 N of Torquay. The parish includes also the hamlets of Combe Cellars, Netherton, and Rocombe. Post town, Teignmouth; telegraph office, Shaldon. Population, 520. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £350. The church is old, consists of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, with a square tower, has a carved oak screen, and was restored in 1887-88. In 1885 this parish was annexed to the adjoining one of Haccombe for civil purposes, and is now known as Haccombe-with-Combe.

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


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

Ancient CountyDevon 
Poor Law unionNewton-Abbott 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Combinteignhead from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Combe Cellars

Visitations Heraldic

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.