A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
HACCOMBE, a liberty (extra-parochial), forming, with the parishes of Combintinhead and Stokeintinhead, and Shalden Green, a distinct portion of the hundred of WONFORD, county of DEVON, 3 miles (E. S. E.) from Newton-Abbot's, containing 27 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Bishop of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £25, and in the patronage of Sir H. Carew, Bart. The church, dedicated to St. Blaize, is partly in the decorated style, and contains some very curious monuments: it was formerly collegiate, having been endowed with the great tithes of Haccombe and Quithcock, in Cornwall, for the support of an arch-priest and five inferior ones.