Ashcombe village, Devon
Ashcombe is a small village and parish in Teignbridge District, South Devon.
With a population of just 77 in the 2001 Census, the village lies on the eastern bank of the stream known as Dawlish Water that meets the sea at Dawlish, five miles away to the southeast.
Nearby lies the picturesque Haldon Forest as well as the seaside resorts of Dawlish, Dawlish Warren, Teignmouth and, just across the mouth of the River Exe, Exmouth.
Ashcombe is an ancient village and is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. It had a larger population in previous years as can be noted from this account in White's 'Directory of Devonshire' of 1850: 'Ashcombe, a scattered village and parish, near the source of a rivulet, three miles E. of Chudleigh, has only 297 souls and about 2200 acres of land, including about 500A. of waste and plantations. Sir Rt. L. Newman, Bart., is lord of the manor and owner of most of the soil. The Church was repaired and partly rebuilt in 1825, at the cost of about £1000. It is a neat cruciform structure, with a tower and three bells, and a handsome east window of stained glass. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £18, and in 1831 at £247, is in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor, and incumbency of the Rev. W.H. Palk, M.A., who has 31A. of glebe, and a good thatched residence, with tasteful grounds. The tithes were commuted in 1842, for £242 per annum. In 1802, Robert Moalle left £3 a year for schooling poor children. The National School, for this parish and Mamhead, has a house for the teachers, and was built by the lord of the manor'.
Ashcombe's 13th century church was consecrated in 1259 and is dedicated to St. Nectan.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: