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HER Number:MDV6077
Name:East Challacombe Farmstead, Manaton


East Challacombe farmstead shown on 19th century maps. Challacombe was mentioned from the 15th century


Grid Reference:SX 695 795
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/68
  • Old SAM County Ref: 518

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Farmstead shown on 19th century Tithe Map as two large and two small buildings with several small enclosures. The Apportionment for 'East Challacombe' lists Field Number 54 as 'House Gardens'.

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

Site of a small farmstead shown on 19th century map a two rectangular buildings in an irregular shaped yard. The northern building has one internal division and the southern building has two. A square building occupies the north-east corner of the yard.

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

Farmstead shown on early 20th century map.

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

Challacombe Common was mentioned as 'Chaluecombe' from 1481 to 1555

Shorter, A. H., 1938, Ancient Fields in Manaton Parish (Article in Serial). SDV289514.

Shown on Tithe Map. There was a pub nearby.

Royal Air Force, 1961, 58/4424, F42117 (Aerial Photograph). SDV280247.

Linehan, C. D., 1965, Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon, 173 (Article in Serial). SDV217992.

Remains of building and croft in front of modern barns.

Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon, Figure 2 (Article in Serial). SDV307246.

Challacombe 2. Deserted site. One building with enclosures in use on present day farm.

Bonney, D. J., 1971, Former Farms and Fields at Challacombe, Manaton (Article in Monograph). SDV289513.

One wall of a building and a croft.

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

East Challcombe the site of a former farmhouse.

National Monument Record, 2015, Pastscape, 442451, SX67NE4 (Website). SDV357603.

The remains of a shrunken Medieval settlement and ruined Medieval buildings. The main settlement was nucleated with the remains of at least eight ruinous buildings still visible.
East Challacombe, at SX68577958, is the fifth of the tenements recorded from the early 17th century. All the buildings now standing are used as barns and stockhouses. The positions of the two eastern buildings on the 1787 survey and the Tithe Map are identical to the present north and south barns. In 1840 the north barn was a dwelling. They are possibly the same buildings or occupy the same sites.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV217992Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1965. Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 97. A5 Hardback. 173.
SDV280247Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1961. 58/4424. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). F42117.
SDV289513Article in Monograph: Bonney, D. J.. 1971. Former Farms and Fields at Challacombe, Manaton. Exeter Essays in Geography.
SDV289514Article in Serial: Shorter, A. H.. 1938. Ancient Fields in Manaton Parish. Antiquity. 12.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. Figure 2.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #96679 ]
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.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. East Challcombe.
SDV357603Website: National Monument Record. 2015. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 442451, SX67NE4.

Associated Monuments

MDV78083Related to: Challacombe Farmstead, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 11 2015 12:33PM