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Shortacombe

Hob Uid: 1053924
Location :
Devon
North Devon
North Molton
Grid Ref : SS7667634014
Summary : The remains of a deserted post medieval farmstead, marked Shortacombe on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1891. Pieces of foundations and walling of the farmhouse are visible with window fittings and joists scattered around the site. The walls have a maximum height of 1.9m and are best preserved in the south-eastern area. The threshing barn is still extant. The settlement is shown as inhabited on the second edition map of 1904, suggesting it was abandoned in the early 20th century.
More information : The remains of a deserted post medieval farmstead, marked Shortacombe on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1891. Pieces of foundations and walling of the farmhouse are visible with window fittings and joists scattered around the site. The walls have a maximum height of 1.9m and are best preserved in the south-eastern area. The threshing barn is still extant. The settlement is shown as inhabited on the second edition map of 1904, suggesting it was abandoned in the early 20th century (1-4).

The deserted settlement at Shortacombe is clearly visible on aerial photographs examined as part of the Exmoor National Park National Mapping Programme in 2009. In addition to the ruined buildings, field boundaries and a water meadow system are also visible. The 1911 census shows that Shortacombe, North Molton, was inhabited in 1911, indicating it was abandoned after this date (5-6).

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : North Molton Tithe Map 1841 Devon Record Office
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ordnance Survey 1890 1:2500 Devon Sheet 15.3
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ordnance Survey 1905 1:2500 Devon Sheet 15.3
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Chapman HP 4-JAN-95 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 5
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/72314 709-10 17-APR-1973
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Source Number : 6
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : Findmypast.com. 2009. 1911 Census. <> Accessed 17-MAR-2009
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Farmstead, Farmhouse, Threshing Barn
Evidence : Ruined Building, Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 54326
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 60645
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 15582
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External Cross Reference Source : HER Number (Exmoor National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : MDE13277
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 73 SE 54
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1492744
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1492748
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01