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HER Number:MDV80567
Name:Barns at Coombe Hall, Drewsteignton

Summary

Pair of barns in the southern yard at Coombe Hall, Drewsteignton, dating to at least the mid 19th century, but may be earlier. The long barn is the largest farm building at Coombe and is a traditional threshing barn with large opposing doors across the centre of the building. The southern (cider house) barn was built in the late 18th /early 19th century as a threshing barn with lofted cider house.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 762 911
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

  • THRESHING BARN (XIX to XXI - 1840 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

The 1840 Tithe Map showing Coombe Hall farm depicts the two threshing barns in the south yard. The southern, smaller barn is shown with a circular horse engine house adjoining the western wall.


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

Two threshing barns depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map (approximately 1880s in date). The horse engine house is shown as a dotted outline at this time.


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

The Second Edition Ordnance Survey map (approximately 1905-7 in date) shows the horse engine house has been replaced by an extension to the southern barn (west wall).


Thorp, J. + Horton, D., 2007, The farm buildings at Coombe Hall, Drewsteignton, 8-17 (Report - Assessment). SDV347654.

Pair of barns in the southern yard at Coombe Hall, Drewsteignton, dating to at least the mid 19th century, but may be earlier. The long barn is the largest farm building and is aligned west-east and has 13-bays. It is a traditional threshing barn with large opposing doors to the site of the threshing across the centre of the building and is terraced into the hillslope. Between 1840 and 1888 the east end of the barn was converted into a lofted shippon.
The southern (cider house) barn was built in the late 18th /early 19th century as a threshing barn with lofted cider house. The threshing barn was originally six-bays long and the lofted cider house makes up another two bays at the northern end; the two sections divided by a full-height cob crosswall. Largely in ruinous condition following a major collapse in 2007.


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

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).
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107363 ]
SDV347654Report - Assessment: Thorp, J. + Horton, D.. 2007. The farm buildings at Coombe Hall, Drewsteignton. Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants Report. K748. A4 Comb Bound. 8-17.

Associated Monuments

MDV15732Part of: Coombe Hall Farm, Drewsteignton (Monument)
MDV80566Related to: Linhays at Coombe Hall, Drewsteignton (Monument)
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 9:44AM