Jacobstowe (St. James)

JACOBSTOWE (St. James), a parish, in the union of Oakhampton, hundred of Black Torrington, Black Torrington and Shebbear, and N. divisions of Devon, 3½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Hatherleigh; containing 309 inhabitants. It is situated on the river Okement, and comprises 2836a. 1r. 37p. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £11. 4. 4½., and in the gift of L. Burton, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £160, and the glebe comprises 80 acres. The church is a very small ancient edifice.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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