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HER Number:MDV109048
Name:East Coombe Farm, Sourton

Summary

Also known as Lower Combe on the late 19th century historic map, this farm is no longer extant. Was closely associated with the nearby West Coombe, which may have 14th century origins.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 531 886
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSourton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOURTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of East Coombe Farm, Sourton, which may have medieval origins

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIV to XIX - 1330 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

East Coombe is depicted on the Tithe Map; 1272 on the Sourton apportionment ('House, yard and garden'), consisting of two buildings, the smaller of which may have been the farmhouse.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

The late 19th century historic map records this site as 'Lower Combe' and shows a further building has been added to north of the yard.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

By the early 20th century map there is only part of one building remaining (the most easterly of the buildings). Site is again labelled 'East Coombe'.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 207 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Coombe was probably the home of Richard atte Westerecomb (1330 Subsidy Rolls).


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

1940s aerial photographs show the remaining building is stilled roofed at this time, but later aerial shots show it to be in ruins.


White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads (Un-published). SDV352501.

Included on list. No further detail provided.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Remains of the farm are depicted on the modern mapping, including the location of the last surviving building from the farm.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 207.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #68384 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV22581Related to: London and South Western Railway (Dartmoor Section) (Monument)
MDV109050Related to: West Coombe Farm, Sourton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 22 2018 2:59PM