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St James church, Jacobstowe (geograph 3498346).jpg
St James' parish church
Jacobstowe is located in Devon
Location within Devon
Population522 (United Kingdom Census 2011]
OS grid referenceSS5801
Civil parish
  • Jacobstowe
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townOkehampton
Postcode districtEX20
Dialling code01837
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
WebsiteExbourne with Jacobstowe
List of places
50°47′48″N 4°00′25″W / 50.796667°N 4.006944°W / 50.796667; -4.006944Coordinates: 50°47′48″N 4°00′25″W / 50.796667°N 4.006944°W / 50.796667; -4.006944

Jacobstowe is a village and civil parish on the west bank of the River Okement, about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Okehampton in the West Devon district of Devon, England.

The village is in the A3072 road that links Copplestone with Lamerton Cross, at the junction where it is joined by the B3216 road from Basset's Cross. National Cycle Route 27 and the Tarka Trail public footpath pass through the village.

The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 194.[1]

Parish church[edit]

The oldest parts of the Church of England parish church of St James date from the 12th century. The building was largely rebuilt in the 15th century, and restored in 1902–03. It is a Grade II* listed building.[2]

The west tower has a ring of five bells. The fourth bell was cast in Exeter in about 1499. The Pennington family of bellfounders of Stoke Climsland, Cornwall cast the second bell in 1781 and the tenor in 1807. Llewellins and James of Bristol cast the third bell in 1884. John Taylor & Co of Loughborough cast the treble in 1904.[3]


  1. ^ "Area: Jacobstowe (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St James  (Grade II*) (1326489)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  3. ^ Scott, John (19 July 2010). "Jacobstowe S James". Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers. Central Council of Church Bell Ringers. Retrieved 3 August 2015.

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