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HER Number:MDV39440
Name:Farm buildings at Combestone Farm


Range of 18th century farm buildings immediately south east of the farmhouse comprising a shippon and adjoining pigsties, store and cow shed.


Grid Reference:SX 670 725
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/98/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COW HOUSE (Built, XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))
  • PIGSTY (Built, XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))
  • SHIPPON STOCK BUILDING (Built, XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1986, Holne, 10 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV175668.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Range of farm buildings immediately south-east of Combestone Farmhouse. Shippon and adjoining pigsties, store and cowshed. Circa C18. Granite rubble with large granite quoins. Corrugated iron hipped roof. Shippon with loft above and a row of pigsties on outer south-west side with a slated lean-to roof. On north-east side facing farmyard, cattle shelters or linhays originally open fronted but now blocked left hand with monolithic granite posts. At higher north-west gable end a loft doorway over slit opening with a dooway to right. At lower south-east end a blocked opening at centre with flat stone arch, a very small square opening to left and blocked opening at base of wall, probably the drain. Interior has drain running down off-centre of stone floor and C19 pegged soft-wood roof. Adjoining at obtuse angle at lower south-east end a long narrow building with corrugated iron gable- ended roof, probably a cowshed with a loft over. One small square loft loading doorway at centre of outer south west side. 2 small square window openings on front facing yard and widened doorway opening on left for vehicles, with timber lintels. Possibly built as a detached shippon when the lower end of the house was demolished.

Greeves, T. + Stanbrook, E., Apr 2013, Combestone Farm, Holne, Devon. A History, 48, 50 (Report - non-specific). SDV356154.

The 'Homestead' adjoining the farmhouse is described in an auction notice of 1885 as ‘Stone-built with Slated, Galvanised or Iron, or Thatched Roofs, and included cow houses, calf house, bullock house, pig sties, barn, stable and implement shed. It is very similarly described in 1903.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV175668List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Holne. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 10.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV356154Report - non-specific: Greeves, T. + Stanbrook, E.. Apr 2013. Combestone Farm, Holne, Devon. A History. A4 Comb Bound. 48, 50.

Associated Monuments

MDV77693Part of: Combestone Farm, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 18 2014 11:41AM