Haccombe, a parish in Devonshire, near the river Teign, and 3 miles E by S of Newton Abbot station on the G.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Newton Abbot. Acreage, 547; population, 545. The manor belonged anciently to the Haccombs; passed to the Archdeacons and the Courtenays, and has belonged since the 13th century to the Carews. Haccombe House, the seat of the Carews family, is a modern edifice on the site of a very ancient hall. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. The church is ancient, partly Decorated English; was formerly collegiate, for an archpriest and five priests; contains interesting monuments of the Haccombs and the Carews, and has on its door two horse-shoes, commemorative of a wild swimming feat of a Carew.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Haccombe St. Blaize|
|Poor Law union||Newton-Abbott|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Haccombe from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Haccombe (St. Blaize))
Online maps of Haccombe are available from a number of sites:
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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.