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HER Number:MDV80563
Name:Cottages at Coombe Hall, Drewsteignton


Labourers’ cottages on the location of the former manor house at Coombe Hall, Drewsteignton. Date from the mid to late 19th century and are a stone rubble construction roofed with corrugated iron (but may have originally been thatched). Reuse many 16th and 17th century features of the former manor house, including an impressive fireplace.


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

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (XVI to XXI - 1600 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The cottages are 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, 21-25 (Report - Assessment). SDV347654.

Pair of one-up, one-down labourers’ cottages, converted from the old manor house. The basic plan is one room on the ground floor, heated by a fireplace at the south end and a large chamber above. In both cottages there are stairs in the north-west corners of the main rooms up to the first floor. The southern cottage retains a later 19th century timber partition providing two bedrooms on the first floor. Each cottage has a small service room/store. Some features date to the 16th or 17th century including the fireplace in the south cottage which was adapted from its use in the manor house to serve the 19th century cottage.

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: #107359 ]
SDV347654Report - Assessment: Thorp, J. + Horton, D.. 2007. The farm buildings at Coombe Hall, Drewsteignton. Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants Report. K748. A4 Comb Bound. 21-25.

Associated Monuments

MDV15732Part of: Coombe Hall Farm, Drewsteignton (Monument)
MDV80562Related to: Farm building 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:Oct 8 2013 1:25PM