Today’s Stop: Yarcombe

As I continue my canvas of the early records of Devon, I come next to Yarcombe which has 35 Records dating back to 1586.

Yarcombe is a village and civil parish in the county of Devon, England, situated in the East Devon administrative district on the A30 road near the towns of Honiton and Chard. It is sited in the steep rolling meadows and ancient woods of the Yarty Valley on the south edge of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The population according to the 2011 census was 500.[1]

The small village centre has a Norman church, dedicated to St John the Baptist,[2] an old inn with monastical roots, a hotel, a bed and breakfast and a cluster of houses, but there are also many outlying farms and hamlets which make Yarcombe a large parish.

Yarcombe lies just above the top of the Axe River and is directly north of Seaton which I worked on yesterday.

Yarcombe, England
Courtesy of Bing Maps

We find one significant tree in this city and 2 fragments. Once again, no immediate connection was able to be made, but there is an adequate line to build upon:

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