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Holcombe Rogus, , Devon, England


Notes: Holcombe Rogus is a village and civil parish in the English county of Devon. In 2001 the population of the parish was 503. The northern boundary of the parish forms part of the county boundary with Somerset and clockwise from the east it is bordered by the Devon parishes of Culmstock, Burlescombe, Sampford Peverell, and Hockworthy.

The first element of the place-name is derived from Old English for a deep or hollow coomb (valley) and the second element refers to the holder of the land – at the time of the Domesday Book (1086) the tenant was Rogo or Rogus.

The manor house known as Holcombe Court was built by the Bluett family. It is situated to the immediate west of the parish church, hidden behind a high boundary wall, and was described by W. G. Hoskins as "perhaps the finest Tudor house in Devon".

The parish church is dedicated to All Saints and is predominantly 15th-century. It contains several monuments to the Bluett family, including the 1615 tomb of Richard Bluett, his wife, Mary and their eleven children. There are also several mural monuments of the 18th century.[4]


Latitude: 50.961, Longitude: -3.34299972222222


Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Sprague, John  Abt 1821Holcombe Rogus, , Devon, England I287553
2 Sprague, William  Abt 1827Holcombe Rogus, , Devon, England I301574


Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Christened    Person ID 
1 Sprague, Mary  14 Mar 1790Holcombe Rogus, , Devon, England I474358

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