A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
PARACOMBE, a parish in the hundred of SHERWILL, county of DEVON, 11 miles (E. by S.) from Ilfracombe, containing 364 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £13. 10. 10., and in the patronage of L. St. Albyn, Esq. There are vestiges of an ancient fortification in the neighbourhood.