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HACCOMBE

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]

"HACCOMBE, a parish in the hundred of Wonford, county Devon, 3 miles E. of Newton-Abbott, its post town, and 2 S. of the banks of the river Teign. This place has for several centuries been the property of the Carews, and was exempted by the crown from parochial assessment, in consideration of some important services performed by one of that family. The present manorhouse was erected on the site of a more ancient one by Sir Thomas Carew. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter, value £253. The church, dedicated to St. Blaize, is a small edifice covered with ivy, and was formerly collegiate. In the interior are some antique screen-work, carved pulpit, and communion table in stone, also a painting of the Descent from the Cross. There are also monuments to the Carew and Haccombe families. The windows are embellished with painted glass, representing the Ascension and other scriptural subjects. Sir Walter Palk Carew is lord of the manor."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003