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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.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||Devon 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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