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HER Number:MDV74247
Name:Hembercombe Farm Cottage, Broadhembury


Small house on the outskirts of Broadhembury. Probably dating to the 18th century or earlier. Whitewashed and rendered with a thatched roof. Formerly known as Harnells Cottage.


Grid Reference:ST 100 051
Map Sheet:ST10NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroadhembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBROADHEMBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (Built, Post Medieval to XVIII - 1540 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Beacham, P., 1980s, Broadhembury and Gittisham Project, 9/36, Neg No. 565/11 (Un-published). SDV348235.

Harnells Cottage. Rethatched in 1980 as part of a thatching project grant aided by Devon County Council.
Site visit 1983. Newish thatch in good condition.

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

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

Hembercombe Farm Cottage. Small house. Probably C18 or earlier. Whitewashed and rendered; thatched roof, hipped at left end, gabled at right end; right end stack and axial stack. Plan: Single depth 2 room plan with a projection to front right, present entrance through a rear lean-to. Plan form not entirely clear as interior not inspected. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2 window front with a 2-storey projection at the right end with a catslide roof. 3-light timber casements, probably C20, with glazing bars. Interior: Not inspected but may be of interest. One of a group of thatched houses and cottages on the lane to Broadhembury Common, just outside the village, probably a commoner's cottage.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348235Un-published: Beacham, P.. 1980s. Broadhembury and Gittisham Project. Devon County Council Conservation Section Collection. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 9/36, Neg No. 565/11.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #101515 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5626 - Broadhembury and Gittisham Thatch Survey

Date Last Edited:Apr 4 2014 2:00PM