"COMBEINTEIGNHEAD. (Combe-in-Teign-Head,) is a village and parish on the south side of the estuary of the river Teign, 3 miles E. of Newton-Abbot, and 10 miles N.E. by N. of Totnes. It is in the detached part of Wonford Hundred, and contains 425 souls, and 2217A. 1R. 8P. of land, including the hamlets of Netherton, Rocombe, and Ringmore. ... The manor of Combe-in-Teign was long held by the Bourchiers, Earls of Bath, but was sold to 10 or 12 purchasers about 30 years ago, by their representative Sir Bourchier Wrey, Bart., who has also recently disposed of the advowson of the rectory. Lady Reynell, Sir W.P. Carew, W. Wilkin, Esq., and several other proprietors, have estates here. The remains of an ancient mansion, called Buckland Baron, are occupied by labourers. The estate attached to this house was anciently held by the Baron family, and passed to the Earl of Cavan, in right of his mother, who was heiress of the late Mr. Justice Gould. Part of the parish is in the manor of Haccombe. The Church is an ancient structure, with a tower and four bells, and the aisles are divided from the nave by octagonal pillars." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
Combeinteignhead parish is in the Archdeaconry and Diocese of Exeter.