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Holcombe Burnell, Devon

Historical Description

Holcombe Burnell, a parish in Devonshire, on the L. & S.W.R., 4 miles W by S of Exeter. Post town, Exeter. Acreage 1853; population, 203. Holcombe House, a building of the time of Henry VIII., is now a farmhouse. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value,, £75 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church consists of nave, N aisle, and chancel, with S porch and W tower; it was rebuilt, excepting the tower, in 1843.

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 parishHolcombe-Burnell St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionSt. Thomas 

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 Holcombe Burnell

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 Holcombe Burnell from the following:


Online maps of Holcombe Burnell 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX6
Post TownExeter