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HER Number:MDV78083
Name:Challacombe Farmstead, Manaton

Summary

Challacombe farmstead mainly of 19th century origin occupying the site of an earlier tenement. The 19th century Tithe Map shows the earlier farmhouse.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 693 794
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Long rectangular building shown on 19th century Tithe Map at right angles to the contours with rectangular buildings to the north and south. Two small enclosures are adjoining the large building to the south. The Apportionment for 'South Challacombe and North Middle Challacombe' lists Field Number 48 as 'House'.


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

Farmstead shown on 19th century map as a group of buildings around an irregular shaped yard with a further rectangular building to the north.


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

Challacombe farmstead shown on early 20th century map.


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

The present farm complex at Challacombe is of 19th century origin and occupies the site of an earlier tenement. The farmhouse is constructed on the site of a long rectangular building which was set at a right angles to the contours and was still standing in 1840. Behind the farm buildings on the west side is an L-shaped bank 2 metres wide and up to 1 metre high with two large stone blocks which appears to be the remains of one of the corners of the tenement farmyard.


Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1993 - 1997, Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997 (Report - Survey). SDV344544.

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 31/10/1995.


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

Plans showing the modern farmstead and earlier buildings.


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

Farmstead at Challacombe shown on modern mapping.


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

The northern part of the farmstead is included in the Scheduled area.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, 442451 (Website). SDV359354.

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. The present farm complex was built in the mid 19th century on the site of earlier buildings belonging to the combined tenement of South and North Middle Challacombe. The present farmhouse overlies the lower end of an earlier dwelling aligned across the contours.
The settlement comprises 2 elements:-Challocombe 1 at SX693795: a main nucleus between the present Challacombe farm and Challacombe Cottages.
Challocombe 2 at SX69577958: several barns on the site of East Challacombe.
The main settlement was nucleated with the remains of at least 8 buildings surviving from 4 of Challacombe's 5 tenements, all set long axis across the contours and arranged neatly on either side of a north to south trackway. The modern farmhouse and two cottages are all that remains of the village of Challacombe
Building A at SX69327948: The present farm complex was built in the mid 19th century on the site of earlier buildings belonging to the combined tenement of South and North Middle Challacombe (although originally it would have been South Challacombe). The present farmhouse overlies the lower end of an ealier dwelling house aligned across the contours. Behind the farm on the west is a short L-shaped bank, 2 metres wide and up to 1 metre high incorporating two large stone blocks. It appears to be a remaining corner of an earlier farmyard enclosure shown on the T ithe Map but truncated by the present west wall.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344544Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1993 - 1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997. dartmoor National Park Authority. Mixed Archive Material.
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.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #104994 ]
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.
SDV359495Monograph: Pattison, P.. 1999. Challacombe Revisited. Patterns of the Past: Essays in Landscape Archaeology. 61-70.

Associated Monuments

MDV117378Parent of: Barn at Challacombe Farm, Manaton (Building)
MDV55811Parent of: Challacombe Farmhouse, Manaton (Building)
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)
MDV55819Related to: Building 'J' at Challacombe Medieval Settlement, Manaton (Building)
MDV55817Related to: Challacombe Cottages, Manaton (Building)
MDV6077Related to: East Challacombe Farmstead, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 15 2016 2:50PM