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Welcombe, Devon

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Welcombe, Devon

Welcombe is a village and civil parish on the coast of North Devon, England, just north of the border with Cornwall. It is part of the District of Torridge. It is easily reached from the A39 and has a popular beach called Welcombe Mouth, which is a challenge to get to but worth it. Its parish church is one of only four ancient dedications to Saint Nectan. Welcombe comprises several smaller communities including Welcombe Cross, Darracot, Upcott and Mead.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS2218
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
 

Other names by which Welcombe, Devon has been known in the past

Wellcombe ~ Walcome ~ Walcoma

Welcombe, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Welcombe.-- par. and vil., Devon, 4½ miles S. of Hartland and 16 miles SW. of Bideford, 1751 ac., pop. 209.

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