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HER Number:MDV55813
Name:Building 'D' at Challacombe Medieval Settlement, Manaton

Summary

Building 'D' at Challacombe Medieval Settlement shown on mid 19th century Tithe Map but not present on later maps

Location

Grid Reference:SX 693 795
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/67/7

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Rectangular building shown on 19th century Tithe Map at 'Challacombes' in the south-east corner of a small enclosure. The Apportionment for 'South Middle Challacombe' lists Field Number 44 as 'House' and Field Number 43 as 'Garden'. Map object partly based on thios source.


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

Building not shown on 19th century map.


Griffiths, D. M. + Robinson, R., 1987, Challacombe: Manuscript Survey (Report - Survey). SDV290318.

Building 'd': a rectangular building circa 8 metres by 5 metres internally, terraced into the slope, with the south side and west end walls surviving up to 1.2 metres high and averaging 0.7 metres wide. There are two windows in the south wall. The north and east sides are slopes forming a platform 1.3 metres high. It is shown on the Tithe Map but was not then a dwelling.


Agricultural Development Advisory Service, 1991, Challacombe Farm Postbridge, Devon (Duchy Farms Project), 25, Map D1 (Report - Assessment). SDV356546.

Building 'd' a rectangular building circa 8 metres by 5 metres internally is terraced into the hillslope. The walls of the south side and west end survive up to 1.2 metres highand 0.7 metres wide. There are two windows in the south wall. The north and east sides are now delimited by slopes 1.3 metres high.


Pattison, P., 1999, Challacombe Revisited, 61-70 (Monograph). SDV359495.

Shown as building '4' on plan of Challacombe settlement. Map object partly based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Not shown on modern mapping.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England, 1021395 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

Substantial remains of nearly 12 buildings comprising the Medieval and later village of Challacombe.
The monument, which falls into two areas, includes a deserted medieval settlement situated immediately north of the present day farmhouse at Challacombe. The settlement includes at least seven separate buildings set alongside a north-south aligned track. All of the buildings survive at least in part, as standing granite walling, although many are also composed of earthworks where the walling has collapsed. The settlement continued in use into the Post-Medieval period and some of the earlier longhouses were altered during this time. The best preserved building stands within the southern part of the settlement and its walls remain largely intact. There are windows in the northern and eastern walls, it is divided into three rooms and has corners built of large granite blocks. The earliest documentary reference to this site is in 1481 when it is referred to as 'Chalvecombe' and by 1613 there were five separate tenements which continued in use until at least 1880.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape (Website). SDV359354.

Building D at SX69337955: A rectangular building circa 8 metres by 5 metres internally, terraced into the slope, with the south side and west end walls surviving up to 1.2 metres high and averaging 0.7 metres wide. There are two windows in the south wall. The north and east sides are slopes forming a platform 1.3 metres high. It is shown on the Tithe Map but was not then a dwelling.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV290318Report - Survey: Griffiths, D. M. + Robinson, R.. 1987. Challacombe: Manuscript Survey.
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.
SDV356546Report - Assessment: Agricultural Development Advisory Service. 1991. Challacombe Farm Postbridge, Devon (Duchy Farms Project). Agricultural Development Advisory Service. A3 Comb Bound. 25, Map D1.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1021395.
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
SDV359495Monograph: Pattison, P.. 1999. Challacombe Revisited. Patterns of the Past: Essays in Landscape Archaeology. 61-70.

Associated Monuments

MDV6059Part of: Challacombe Medieval Settlement, Manaton (Monument)
MDV21712Related to: Building 'B', Challacombe Medieval Settlement, Manaton (Building)
MDV21512Related to: Building 'C' at Challacombe Medieval Settlement, Manaton (Building)
MDV55814Related to: Building 'E' at Challacombe Medieval Settlement, Manaton (Building)
MDV55815Related to: Building 'F' at Challacombe Medieval Settlement, Manaton (Building)
MDV55816Related to: Building 'G' at Challacombe Medieval Settlement, Manaton (Building)
MDV55818Related to: Building 'H' at Challacombe Medieval Settlement, Manaton (Building)
MDV55819Related to: Building 'J' at Challacombe Medieval Settlement, Manaton (Building)
MDV55817Related to: Challacombe Cottages, Manaton (Building)
MDV55811Related to: Challacombe Farmhouse, Manaton (Building)
MDV78083Related to: Challacombe Farmstead, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 15 2016 2:54PM