Haccombe (St. Blaize)
HACCOMBE (St. Blaize), a parish, in the union of Newton-Abbott, hundred of Wonford, Teinbridge and S. divisions of Devon, 3 miles (E. S. E.) from Newton-Abbott; containing 14 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £25; net income, £253; patron, Sir W. P. Carew, Bart. The church was formerly collegiate, being endowed with the great tithes of Haccombe and Quethiock (in Cornwall) for the support of an arch-priest and five inferior priests. It contains some curious screen-work, and a pulpit and communion-table carved in stone, also a painting of the Descent from the Cross, and some ancient monuments of exquisite beauty to the Haccombe family and others; the windows are of coloured glass, representing the Ascension and other scriptural subjects.