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HER Number:MDV16203
Name:Hollacombe, Crediton Hamlets


Marked as the Village of Hollycoombe on the 19th century Tithe Map and as Middle and Lower Hollacombe on the 1880s-1890s Ordnance Survey map, the settlement is first documented in AD930. A number of farm buildings shown on these maps are no longer present.


Grid Reference:SS 801 003
Map Sheet:SS80SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton Hamlets
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS80SW/48

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (First mentioned, X - 930 AD to 930 AD)

Full description

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

Several clusters of buildings with orchards marked as the Village of Hollycoombe.

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

Two farm are marked, Middle Hollacombe and Lower Hollacombe.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 405 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Hollacombe, meaning a hollow valley, is first documented as 'Holancumbes' in AD930. It is referred to as 'Hollecoumbe' in 1238.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

A number of farmbuildings at both Middle and Lower Hollacombe shown on the Tithe Map and the 1880s-1890s Ordnance Survey map are no longer present.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #7164 Map object centred, based on this source, ]
SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback. 405.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV66968Related to: BUILDING in the Parish of Crediton Hamlets (Monument)
MDV66966Related to: FARMSTEAD in the Parish of Crediton Hamlets (Monument)
MDV66967Related to: FARMSTEAD in the Parish of Crediton Hamlets (Monument)
MDV130468Related to: Hollacombe Farm, Crediton Hamlets (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 15 2021 2:07PM