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HER Number:MDV40283
Name:Little Daccombe Farmhouse, Doccombe


Little Daccombe farmhouse built in the 17th century with later additions and alterations and shown on 19th century maps on the north side of Doccombe village


Grid Reference:SX 777 869
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NE/266
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Constructed, XVI to XVII - 1600 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building shown on 19th century Tithe Map with further buildings to the west and east. The Apportionment for 'Broomhill Hill Bath' lists Field Number 2144 as 'Orchard'.

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

Rectangular building with a small projection to the south shown on 19th century map to the north-east of the 'Gregory Arms' public house.

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

Building shown on early 20th century map with an extension to the west.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 485 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Doccombe was mentioned as 'Dockumb' from 1221-1230 and as 'Doccombe' in 1330 and 1333.

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

Little Doccombe farmstead listed.

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

'Little Daccombe' shown on modern mapping.

English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

Little Doccombe. House, formerly farmhouse. Probably 17th century, with some 19th century alterations, rendered granite rubble walls. Asbestos slate roof, gable ended. Tall axial dressed granite chimney stack with dripmoulds and granite capping. Right-hand gable end stack of similar construction but squatter proportions. Low rendered stack to left gable end. Three-room-and-through-passage plan, with heated lower room heated by gable end stack to right and hall with axial stack backing onto passage. Inner room fireplace at original higher gable end. Probably 19th century extension of one room to left end and single storey 20th century extension in front of it. Two storeys. Asymmetrical five window front. On 1st floor are 2-light probably late 19th century casements with small panes, the far left one is of one light. The ground floor far left and far right windows are 20th century 2-light casements, the others are late 19th century, all with small panes. Late 19th century wide plank door with inserted light to right of centre beneath 20th century lean-to open fronted porch with granite rubble flanking walls. Single storey extension projects from left end. Interior contains all three 17th century fireplaces. That to lower room has chamfered wooden lintel with run-out stops, brick oven and shallow shelf at back of the fireplace. Hall fireplace has ovolo moulded wooden lintel and monolithic granite jambs, with wall cupboard beside fireplace. Inner room fireplace is smaller and now blocked by range but retains its ovolo moulded wooden lintel.

Sources / Further Reading

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).
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. 485.
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. Little Doccombe.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #90698 ]
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV8311Related to: Great Doccombe farmhouse, Moretonhampstead (Monument)
MDV53218Related to: Gregory Arms Inn, Doccombe (Building)
MDV110841Related to: Stable at Doccombe (Building)
MDV40282Related to: Thatch Cottage, Doccombe (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2019 4:03PM