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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Jacobstowe St. James|
|Poor Law union||Oakhampton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Jacobstowe from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Jacobstowe (St. James))
Online maps of Jacobstowe are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- 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.