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HER Number:MDV74249
Name:Tower View, Hembercombe


Tower View and Hawker on the outskirts of Broadhembury are part of a single house, probably of 18th century date, which was subsequently divided into two estate cottages. Of creamwashed rendered cob and stone under a thatched roof. Formerly known as Clarke 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

  • HOUSE (Built, XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Beacham, P., 1980s, Broadhembury and Gittisham Project, 9/34 (Un-published). SDV348235.

Clarke Cottage. Site visit 1983. Old thatch in good condition. Cob or stone and cob. Part of the Drew estate.

Caroe & Partners, 1997, Broadhembury Village. Draft Survey of Condition (Report - Survey). SDV344616.

Creamwashed cob cottage adjoining Hawkers. Single depth plan, two rooms wide with central porch and staircase up to tow bedrooms and a small modern bathroom. Thatched roof with probably 18th century A-frame. The party wall continues to divide the roof space from Hawkers. There is a small lean-to consrvatory at the rear, and a brick lean-to store which is one build with that behind Hawkers.
The thatch is beginning to fail at the front. Spars are showing. Walls are ture, and interior appears in good condition. A small area of brickwork over the shed door has dropped.

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

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

Hembercombe West and Tower View or Hembercombe [East]. House divided into 2 estate cottages. Probably C18, C20 renovations. Creamwashed rendered cob and stone; thatched roof with a plain ridge, hipped at the right end, gabled at the left end; axial stack and end stacks with modern brick shafts. Plan: Single depth plan, 4 rooms wide with a rear centre tiled outshut. Most of the partitions in Hembercombe East appear to be C20, Hembercombe West not inspected internally at time of survey (1987). Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2:3 window front, Hembercombe West to the left, buttress on front at junction between 2 cottages. Gabled porches with segmental arched outer doorways and C19 or C20 plank front doors. Hembercombe West has 2- and 3-light C19 or C20 timber casements with glazing bars, Hembercombe East has C20 casements with square leaded panes. Interior: Hembercombe East is largely modernized inside with 2 roughly-finished exposed crossbeams, the left hand beam slightly chambered. Roof: Apex not inspected but principal rafters visible in Hembercombe East are straight and the roof structure is probably C18 or C19. One of a group of small houses and cottages on the lane to Broadhembury Common.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344616Report - Survey: Caroe & Partners. 1997. Broadhembury Village. Draft Survey of Condition. Caroe & Partners Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV348235Un-published: Beacham, P.. 1980s. Broadhembury and Gittisham Project. Devon County Council Conservation Section Collection. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 9/34.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #101517 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV77286Related to: Hawker, Hembercombe (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4709 - Condition Survey, Broadhembury Village
  • EDV5626 - Broadhembury and Gittisham Thatch Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 19 2014 11:40AM