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HER Number:MDV13110
Name:West Combeshead farmhouse


19th century farmhouse; a typical example from the area. Rectangular plan, south facing with wide outshot at rear. Two storey, pitched roof slated.


Grid Reference:SX 641 583
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/65

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVIII - 1701 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV144184.

West combehead.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV144186.

Parish records (churchwardens' accounts & rate-book) dro pw1/2.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV144187.

Gover, j. E. B. + mawer, a. + stenton, f. M. /the place-names of devon/(1931).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV144188.

Devon & cornwall record society, "the devon lay subsidy of 1332" 1969.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV144189.

Harford tithe map & apportionment, 1838 dro exeter.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV144190.


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

Vis=6/1/1979.(hankin). The present lay-out of the house and outbuildings agrees with that shown on the tithe map, 1838: 'coombes head' "buildings mowhay & c" 1 rod 37 perches (ta121). 'coombes head' was then a small farm of 52 1/2 acres. The house is a typical example of the small farmhouse seen in this area. Rectangular plan, south facing with wide outshot at rear.2-storey, pitched roof slated. Walls all rendered; stack at each end and one at rear over outshot, all showing brick structure.3-windows in upper floor; doorway slightly off-centre towards w with modern porch carrying slated gable roof. The house as seen now is probably late c.18 with c.19 alterations. Outbuildings. Three granite farmbuildings n of the house with farmyard in between through which the way proceeds to east combeshead. The buildings look c.18 or perhaps earlier, with repairs in granite when required at later periods; some brick can be seen over windows. Earliest documentary reference, 1330 lay subsidy rolls, (mawer et al).

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.
SDV144184Migrated Record:
SDV144186Migrated Record:
SDV144187Migrated Record:
SDV144188Migrated Record:
SDV144189Migrated Record:
SDV144190Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV113141Part of: West Combeshead Farm, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 17 2015 12:38PM