"SAMPFORD COURTENAY, a pleasant village, 5 miles N.E. by N. of Okehampton, has in its parish 1239 souls, and 7962 acres of land, including 342 acres of waste; the hamlets of Willey and Croscombe; and the large village of STICKELPATH. The latter is on the Exeter and Launceston road, about 2½ miles E. of Okehampton, on the banks of the Taw, and has two chapels, two inns, and corn, bone, and woollen mills. . . . The Masters and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge, are lords of the manor, and patrons of the rectory, valued in K.B. at £47. 2s. 1d., and in 18£1 at £580, and is now in the incumbency of the Rev. G.P. Richards, M.A., who has 80A. of glebe. . . . The Church (St. Andrew,) is a handsome structure, with a tower and six bells. the Snell, Lethbridge, Tickle, and other families, have estates in the parish, and about 4000 acres are copyhold, under King's College, and nearly 2000 acres are moors and commons. Stickelpath has an ancient chapel of ease, said to have been built by Joan Courtenay, in 1146 . . . . " [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish in Black Torrington Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Totnes and the Diocese of Exeter. According to Peskett, Sticklepath chapel of ease (not to be confused with St Pauls, Sticklepath, Barnstaple) is now incorporated in Belstone.