MDE20550 - Brakebrook Farmstead, Parracombe (Building)


The farmstead is shown on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Now derelict farm site of Brakebrook. The roof is shown as intact on aerial photographs taken in 1947. [1-4] Brakebrook is depicted and labelled on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [5] The site is labelled 186 on the Parracombe Tithe Map, with a small parcel labelled 185 adjacent to it. 186 is described as "House and Courts" and 185 as "Garden", both owned and occupied by Richard Lovering. [6] Brakebrook is depicted and labelled on the 2020 MasterMap data. It is not clear whether the existing house was not derelict in the 1980s or if it has been brought back into use since this time. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980.4089 (April 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/13/062 (May 1977).
  • <3> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6745D.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1903/38. 6 Inch: 1903-38. 1:10560. 6NE.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #44420 ]
  • <6> Map: 1839. Parracombe Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcels 185 and 186.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17936
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/50
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 6787 4523 (92m by 71m)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Record last edited

Oct 27 2020 4:20PM


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