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Parracombe, Devon

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Parracombe, Devon

Parracombe is a rural settlement near Lynton, in Devon, England. It is situated in the Heddon Valley, on Exmoor. A number Bronze Age barrows exist nearby, along with several other small earth-works throughout the parish. Beacon Castle and Voley Castle both Iron Age Hill forts are situated nearby. Rowley Barton ("rough clearing") was a manor mentioned in the Domesday Book along with East and West Middleton.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS6644
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

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

Paracombe ~ Pedercombe ~ Percombe ~ Pedrecumbe ~ Pedracomba

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

Paracombe, par. and vil., Devon - par., 4363 ac., pop. 382; vil., on Paracombe rivulet, 4½ miles SW. of Lynton; P.O., called Parracombe. The rivulet flows through Paracombe Gorge to the sea at Heddons Mouth.

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