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HER Number:MDV55819
Name:Building 'J' at Challacombe Medieval Settlement, Manaton

Summary

Building 'J' at Challacombe Medieval settlement shown on 19th century and modern mapping but not present on earlier maps

Location

Grid Reference:SX 693 796
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/67/13

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Not shown on 19th century Tithe Map.


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

Small rectangular building shown on 19th century map on the east side of the track.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 481 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Challacombe was mentioned as 'Chaluecombe' in 1481 and in the 16th century.


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

Building 'j': a massive stony platform 19 metres by 7 metres by up to 1.4 metres high, the east end obscured by a woodpile. Sections of the east end and south side walls survive, 0.75 metres thick and up to 1 metre high, together with an internal partition wall. Rubble on the platform includes a mortarstone from tin stamping machinery. No structure is shown here on the Tithe Map. This building does not relate to any of the 5 tenements known from the early 17th century onwards. If it is a dwelling it may relate to further vanished tenements.


Agricultural Development Advisory Service, 1991, Challacombe Farm Postbridge, Devon (Duchy Farms Project), 26, Map D1 (Report - Assessment). SDV356546.

Building 'i' a ruined building represented by a stony platform with the remains of an internal partion wall.


Pattison, P., 1999, Challacombe Revisited, 64 (Monograph). SDV359495.

Shown as 'Building 9' on plan of the shrunken hamlet at Challacombe. The platform is shown to extend beyond the later building.


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

Small rectangular building with internal division shown on modern mapping.


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

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 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, 442451, SX67NE4 (Website). SDV359354.

Building 'J' at Challacombe Medieval settlement is a stony platform 19 metres by 7 metres. Sections of the east end and south side walls survive along with an internal partition wall.

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).
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. 481.
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. 26, Map D1.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #95367 ]
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. 442451, SX67NE4.
SDV359495Monograph: Pattison, P.. 1999. Challacombe Revisited. Patterns of the Past: Essays in Landscape Archaeology. 64.

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)
MDV55813Related to: Building 'D' 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)
MDV55817Related to: Challacombe Cottages, Manaton (Building)
MDV78083Related to: Challacombe Farmstead, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 2:49PM