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HER Number:MDV80562
Name:Farm building at Coombe Hall, Drewsteignton


Labourer's shed and part of the old west wall of the former manor house at Coombe Hall, Drewsteignton. Dates to the late 19th century and is a stone rubble construction roofed with corrugated iron (but may have originally been thatched).


Grid Reference:SX 763 911
Map Sheet:SX79SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDrewsteignton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDREWSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHED (XIX to XXI - 1860 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

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

This shed is depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map (approximately 1880s in date), showing the manor house to have been converted by this time.

Thorp, J. + Horton, D., 2007, The farm buildings at Coombe Hall, Drewsteignton, 26 (Report - Assessment). SDV347654.

The labourers’ shed is relatively small and low and is built against the northern wall of the cottages and the former west wall of the service range of the old manor house. Constructed from rubble stone and roofed with corrugated iron. Wide opening on the east side with 20th century doors. The interior is featureless.
The old west wall of the manor house steps forwards (westward) almost two meters from the north-west corner of the cottages and has massive granite quoins and preserves the remains of an ancient fireplace with rubblestone jambs and a semicircular relieving arch over the site of the missing lintel which may date to the 16th century.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107358 ]
SDV347654Report - Assessment: Thorp, J. + Horton, D.. 2007. The farm buildings at Coombe Hall, Drewsteignton. Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants Report. K748. A4 Comb Bound. 26.

Associated Monuments

MDV15732Part of: Coombe Hall Farm, Drewsteignton (Monument)
MDV80563Related to: Cottages at Coombe Hall, Drewsteignton (Building)
MDV80561Related to: Manor house, Coombe Hall (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5218 - Assessment of farm buildings, Coombe Hall, Drewsteignton

Date Last Edited:Aug 12 2011 9:45AM