MDE20700 - Post-medieval building east of Barton Town (Monument)


A possible derelict linhay is shown on historic mapping.

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The Tithe Map for Challacombe shows the site as the boundary of two fields. [1] The 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map show a building at SS 6838 4051, sited within a small enclosure. [2,3] Roofless building east of Barton Town. Probably a derelict linhay. The 1947 aerial photograph of the site shows the roof intact but by the time the 1977 photograph was taken, the roof had gone. [4-6] The enclosure and building are still depicted on modern MasterMap data, although possibly have been altered slightly. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: 1839. Challacombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6840a.
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980.3142 (April 1947).
  • <6> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/14/008 (May 1977).
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.



Grid reference Centred SS 6839 4049 (33m by 38m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17954
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/85

Record last edited

May 30 2018 3:45PM


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