Ashcombe Devon Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1732
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1609

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Bishopsteignton
  • Chudleigh
  • Dawlish
  • Ideford
  • Mamhead
  • Kenton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHCOMBE, a parish in St. Thomas district, Devon; 3 miles E of Chudleigh, and 4½ NW of Dawlish r. station. It has a post office under Dawlish. Acres, 1,932. Real property, £1,957. Pop., 212. Houses, 41. The property is all in one estate; and about 500 acres are waste or wood. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £222. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is a small edifice, repaired and partly rebuilt in 1825; and has a square tower and a stained glass east window.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

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Historical Newspapers

Western Morning News

Western Times

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette

North Devon Journal

Express and Echo



Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Devon
Civil Registration District: St Thomas
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Kenn
Poor Law Union: St Thomas
Hundred: Exminster
Province: Canterbury