MDE20366 - 19th Century building on Parracombe Common (Monument)


The building is depicted on historic mapping. The feature has previously been confused for that recorded by MDE10897.

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An apparently semi circular banked feature adjoining the modern hedgebank at SS 6922 4460. This may be a surviving remnant of a feature similar to MDE10874. The present dimensions are northwest to southeast 10 metres, southwest to northeast 5 metres, bank width 2.5 metres. [1] No features were noted in this location during a site visit in October 1993. [2] The 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map [3] shows a rectangular building matching the dimensions noted in [1] and sited at SS 6922 4461, aligned against and abutting the field boundary on its northeastern side. It is not shown on the Tithe Map [4] and is likely to post date the enclosure of Parracombe Common in 1862 (see MDE20918) [5]. [3-5] The building is no longer depicted on the 2nd Edition map, suggesting it had been removed by this time. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. Site visite and worksheet, Greeves, 17 December 1980.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 14 October 1993.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: 1839. Parracombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Unknown. 1862. Parracombe Common Enclosure Award.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.



Grid reference Centred SS 6922 4461 (15m by 17m)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12590
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/66

Record last edited

Nov 10 2021 3:38PM


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