Status: Ancient Parish
Alternative names: Jacobstow, Stow St James
Parish church: St. James
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1586
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1624
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
JACOBSTOWE, a parish, with a village, in Okehampton district, Devon; on the river Okement, 3½ miles SE of Hatherleigh, and 4½ N of Okehampton. Post town, Exbourne, North Devon. Acres, 2,856. Real property, £1,663. Pop., 232. Houses, 43. The manor and much of the property belong to Major R. T. Thomson. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £260. Patron, Major R. T. Thomson. The church is ancient but good; consists of nave and chancel, with a tower; and contains monuments to the Oxendons and the Burtons. There is a parochial school.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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Civil Registration District: Okehampton
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Poor Law Union: Okehampton
Hundred: Black Torrington
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