Haccombe with Combe

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Haccombe with Combe
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Haccombe House
Population729 (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceSX902716
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNewton Abbot
Postcode districtTQ12
Dialling code01626
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places

Haccombe with Combe is a civil parish in the Teignbridge local government district of Devon, England. The parish lies immediately to the east of the town of Newton Abbot, and south of the estuary of the River Teign. Across the estuary are the parishes of Kingsteignton and Bishopsteignton. The parish is bordered on the east by Stokeinteignhead and on the south by Coffinswell.[1] Most of the southern boundary of the parish follows the minor ridge road that runs between the suburbs of Milber in Newton Abbot and Barton in Torquay and it bisects the Iron age hill fort of Milber Down.[2]

In 2001 the population of the parish was 729, much increased from 415 in 1901. The main settlement is the village of Combeinteignhead, with its parish church and public house, the Wild Goose Inn. The other village is Netherton, which probably has origins in a 12th-century estate.[2]

Other notable buildings are Haccombe House and its adjacent church dedicated to Saint Blaise; Buckland Barton (formerly Buckland Baron[3]), which is now a farmhouse with wood panelling and plaster ceilings dating from around 1600, but was a manor at the time of Domesday – it was the home of the Hockmore family to whom there are monuments in the church.[4] On a small promontory in the estuary, Coombe Cellars is now a public house, but was formerly a base for the local fishing industry and a site for smuggling.[2]


  1. ^ "Map of Devon Parishes" (PDF). Devon County Council. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Harris, Helen (2004). A Handbook of Devon Parishes. Tiverton: Halsgrove. pp. 76–7. ISBN 1-84114-314-6.
  3. ^ Lysons, Daniel; Lysons, Samuel (1822). Magna Britannia. Volume the Sixth, containing Devonshire, part II. London: Thomas Cadell. p. 135.
  4. ^ Bridget Cherry; Nikolaus Pevsner (2002). Devon. Yale University Press. p. 283. ISBN 978-0-300-09596-8.

Coordinates: 50°32′N 3°33′W / 50.533°N 3.550°W / 50.533; -3.550 Media related to Haccombe with Combe at Wikimedia Commons