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Haccombe, Devon

Historical Description

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.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishHaccombe St. Blaize 
Poor Law unionNewton-Abbott 

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 Haccombe

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Haccombe from the following:


Online maps of Haccombe are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:

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.