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Sutcombe, Devon

Historical Description

Sutcombe, a parish, with a village, in Devonshire, 5 miles N by E of Holsworthy station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Holsworthy. Acreage, 2878; population of the civil parish, 351; of the ecclesiastical, 413. There is a parish council consisting of six members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £223 with residence. The church is Early English, with a Norman doorway, and contains many memorials to the Prideaux family. There are Wesleyan and Bible Christian chapels and six almshouses.

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 parishSutcombe St. Andrew 
HundredBlack Torrington 
Poor Law unionHolsworthy 

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 Sutcombe

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sutcombe from the following:


Online maps of Sutcombe 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 districtEX22
Post TownHolsworthy