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HER Number:MDV20387
Name:Old Coombe Head farmstead, Sticklepath


Site of the old homestead at Coombe Head. Depicted on the Tithe Map, by the later 19th century, this building had been replaced by the new farm to the west.


Grid Reference:SX 625 948
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSticklepath
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSAMPFORD COURTENAY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/96

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOMESTEAD (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD? to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building is depicted on the Tithe Map: 2368 on the Sampford Courtnay apportionment. Listed as 'homestead', it is part of Coombe Head farm.

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

By the later 19th century, the building is gone and the still extant Combehead Farm is now depicted to the west of the original homestead.

King, A. C., 1979, Survey: A30 Whiddon Down to Tongue End, Number 42, 23/11/1978 (Report - Survey). SDV271161.

Deserted farm site. Tithe Map shows building at this location (field name: homestead). No building shown on 1965 Ordnance Survey 6 inch historic map, but field visit records a derelict barn standing to north of a small platform, which is the site of the building shown on the Tithe Map.

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

Coombe Head is included in list; no further information provided.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV271161Report - Survey: King, A. C.. 1979. Survey: A30 Whiddon Down to Tongue End. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Register. Unknown. Number 42, 23/11/1978.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82744 ]
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV115022Related to: Combehead farm, Sticklepath (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 3 2016 3:09PM