Challcombe  Devon


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Challcombe like this:

CHALLACOMBE, a parish in Barnstaple district, Devon; on the river Bray, near its sources, on the verge of the county at Exmoor forest, 10 miles NE of Barnstaple r. station. Post Town, Paracombe, under Barnstaple. Acres, 5,343. Real property, £1,471. Pop., 282. Houses, 57. The manor and most of the property belong to Earl Fortescue. The surface is hilly, and, to a large extent, high wild moorland. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £200.* Patron, Earl Fortescue. The church is a recent erection, in the Gothic style, with a tower.

Challcombe through time

Challcombe is now part of North Devon district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Devon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Challcombe itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Challcombe in North Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th January 2022

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