Yarnscombe, Devon Family History Guide

Yarnscombe is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin: 1653

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Yarnscombe

  • Alverdiscott
  • St Giles in the Wood
  • High Bickington
  • Tawstock
  • Fremington
  • Atherington
  • Huntshaw

Historical Descriptions

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

YARNSCOMBE (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Torrington, hundred of Hartland, Great Torrington and N. divisions of Devon, 6 miles (N.E. by E.) from Great Torrington; containing 512 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £7. 11. 11., and in the patronage of the Crown; impropriator, Lord Rolle. The great tithes have been commuted for £150, and the vicarial for £135; the glebe comprises 24 acres. The church has in the chancel a very old monument of granite, on which the inscription is illegible.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV


  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Torrington
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Barnstaple
  • Poor Law Union: Torrington
  • Hundred: Hartland
  • Province: Canterbury