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Rackenford (All Saints)

RACKENFORD (All Saints), a parish, in the union of South Molton, hundred of Witheridge, S. Molton and N. divisions of Devon, 8¼ miles (N. W. by W.) from Tiverton; containing 562 inhabitants. The parish comprises 3170 acres, of which 1167 are common or waste; and is intersected by the road from South Molton to Tiverton. Stone is quarried for building purposes, and for roads. A weekly market and an annual fair were granted in 1235: the former has been long disused, but fairs are held on July 8th and the Wednesday before September 19th. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £19. 17. 3½.; net income, £311; patrons, Thomas Comins, Esq., and the Rev. W. Comins, incumbent: the glebe comprises 48 acres, and there is a glebe-house. The church is an ancient edifice.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.