Ashcombe

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A combine harvester cutting barley in Ashcombe in 2018
Ashcombe
Ashcombe is located in Devon
Ashcombe
Ashcombe
Location within Devon
OS grid referenceSX9179
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDawlish
Postcode districtEX
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°36′N 3°32′W / 50.60°N 03.54°W / 50.60; -03.54Coordinates: 50°36′N 3°32′W / 50.60°N 03.54°W / 50.60; -03.54

Ashcombe is a village and civil parish in the Teignbridge district of Devon, England, about six miles north of Teignmouth. The parish had a population of 77 according to the 2001 census. The village lies on the south-eastern side of the Haldon hills in the valley of the stream known as Dawlish Water.

The church, dedicated to Saint Nectan, has 13th-century lancet windows[1] and a 14th-century chancel arch. The oak seats were carved in the 16th century.

The village was recorded in Domesday Book.[2]

Woodhouse farm complex at Ashcombe Cottages

Ashcombe has a few diverse businesses from traditional farming to holiday cottages and outdoor activity centre which employ many local people. The community is served by The Ashcombe Village Club which is run as a not-for-profit community centre, donating all profits to local charities and good causes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bridget Cherry, Nikolaus Pevsner, ed. (1991). Devon. Pevsner Architectural Guides: The Buildings of England, Ireland, and Scotland (2 ed.). Yale University Press. p. 134. ISBN 0-300-09596-1.
  2. ^ "The Domesday Book Index". Haughton.net. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2007-11-04.

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