St James, Jacobstow

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Jacobstow parish

Jacobstow Churchtown lies about a mile off the busy A39 at Wainhouse Corner, midway between Bude and Camelford. It is an idyllic setting for the parish church, a wooded hollow formed by two streams; the sycamore, copper beech and willow that enclose the churchyard on three sides form a magnificent backdrop to the 15th century church with its impressive tower. Nearby are cottages, the Rectory, the old Victorian school and the purpose built modern primary school all nestling out of the wind that blows from the Atlantic coast three miles away.

St James, Jacobstow

The present church is mediaeval, dating from the 15th century, but it represents a rebuilding of an earlier Norman one, of which scant evidence remains. restored in the 19th century and improved in recent times, it continues to reflect the way in which the church adapts to change in taste, fashion, architecture and patterns of worship.