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HER Number:MDV97629
Name:Higher Combe Farmhouse, Lustleigh


16th or 17th century farmhouse at Higher Combe, Lustleigh. Not listed as has been extensively altered in the 20th century. Original chimneys with thatched weatherings and tapered caps remain on the eastern end of the building.


Grid Reference:SX 775 825
Map Sheet:SX78SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLustleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishLUSTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Constructed, XV to XVII - 1500 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Farmhouse is depicted on the Tithe Map but is likely to date to the same period as the rest of the farm buildings - 17th/18th century.

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

The farmhouse was originally much smaller as depicted on the Tithe Map and also this version of the historic mapping. Map object based on this source.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

South-eastern end of the farmhouse is original. The modern mapping shows how the building has been extended to the north and west. Map object based on this source.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

The farmhouse (not included in the listing) has been drastically remodelled in early C20, but on ridge at the east end are 2 C16 or C17 granite ashlar chimneys with thatch weatherings and tapered caps.
(from Listing details for the cottage to the south-east of the farmhouse - MDV37957)

Sources / Further Reading

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).
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV78124Part of: Higher Combe farmstead, Lustleigh (Monument)
MDV37954Related to: Ash house south-west of Higher Combe Farmhouse, Lustleigh (Monument)
MDV37956Related to: Barn south of Higher Combe farmhouse, Lustleigh (Building)
MDV37955Related to: Barn south-west of Higher Combe Farmhouse, Lustleigh (Building)
MDV37957Related to: Cottage south-east of Higher Combe Farmhouse, Lustleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 15 2013 12:30PM