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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Jacobstowe

Historical Forms

  • Jacopstoue 1331 Exon
  • Jacobstouwe 1334 SR
  • Jacobestauwe 1349 Ass
  • Stowe Sancti Jacobi 1353 Ass 1395 FF
  • Stawe Sancti Jacobi 1408 Ass 1535 VE
  • Stawe Seint Jake 1387 Fine
  • Jacobestow (1297 Pat)


'Holy spot of St Jacob (James),' v. stow and cf. Jacobstow (Co). The church is dedicated to St James. The reference Jacobestow (1297 Pat) may be to either the Devon or the Cornish place of this name.

Places in the same Parish