MDE20556 - Ranscombe Combe, Martinhoe (Building)


The farmstead is shown on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Building remains in a group of small derelict enclosures, possibly a deserted farm site. The Ordnance Survey records this as "Ranscombe Combe". Shows well on aerial photographs dating to 1977. [1,2] Building remains in a group of small derelict enclosures, possibly a deserted farm site. [3] Ranscombe Combe is shown on the Tithe Map for Martinhoe at SS 6866 4631 as a building. It is also depicted and labelled on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map with a smaller outbuilding at SS 6866 4632. [4,5] The main building still appears to be extant and has the same name as shown on the 1st Edition map. The site has been extended with further buildings to the north and southwest and ponds to the east and southeast. It is not clear from the information provided by sources [2] and [3] if the building became derelict in the interim and has since been renovated. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Meridian Air Maps. 1977-1978. Infrared False Colour Aerial Photography. MAM/13/061 May 1977.
  • <2> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6846A.
  • <3> Report: Nicholas Pearson Associates. 2000. Lynton Water Supply: Environmental report. Site 54, p68.
  • <4> Map: 1842. Martinhoe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #44099 ]
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17942
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/56
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • Report Site Reference: 54 SDE323788



Grid reference Centred SS 6866 4632 (30m by 45m)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Record last edited

Oct 27 2020 4:12PM


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