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[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]
"JACOBSTOWE, a parish in the hundred of Black Torrington, county Devon, 4 miles N. of Okehampton, and 4 S.E. of Hatherleigh. It is situated on the river Okement. There are some barrows in the neighbourhood. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £160. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £201. The church, dedicated to St. James, is a very small and ancient structure. The parochial charities produce £1 per annum. L. Burton, Esq., is lord of the manor and principal landowner."