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Jacobstowe, Devon

Historical Description

Jacobstowe, a parish, with a village, in Devonshire, on the river Okement, 3½ miles SE of Hatherleigh, and 5½ N of Okehampton station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town and money order office, Exbourne; telegraph office, Hatherleigh. Acreage, 2893; population, 222. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £180 with residence. The church is ancient but good; consists of nave and chancel, with a tower; and contains a monument to the Maddens. In the churchyard is a fine avenue of sycamore trees.

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 parishJacobstowe St. James 
HundredBlack Torrington 
Poor Law unionOakhampton 

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 Jacobstowe

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Jacobstowe from the following:


Online maps of Jacobstowe 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.

DistrictWest Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX20