MDE21745 - Proposed parish boundary route between Martinhoe and Parracombe parishes (Monument)


A new boundary between Parracombe and Martinhoe was drawn up in 1862. It appears the route was never implemented.

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Full Description

Boundary. New boundary between Parracombe and Martinhoe, drawn up according to 1862 Parracombe Down enclosure award and map. Starts at point 'O' by end of 'old inclosures' adjoining stream at Bumsley Cleave at SS 6586 4613; then to point 'P' adjoining Barnstaple and Lynton roads (co-ordinates unclear); then to point 'Q' at SS 6733 4590; then to point 'R' at SS 6756 4609; ending at spring at point 'S' at SS 6862 4607. Lands north and west of new boundary, now in parish of Martinhoe. Lands south and east of new boundary, now in parish of Parracombe. As recorded in 1862 enclosure details. [1,2] Boundary exists on 6 inch 1963 Ordnance Survey map. [3] The information provided in [1] and [2] appears to be partially erroneous, or the new boundary was never approved. Between points Q and S, the parish boundary is shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map following the same route as that shown on the Parracombe and Martinhoe Tithe Maps, with an intermediary point at SS 6840 4588 rather than point R. It is, however, noticeable that the land between these two boundary routes appears to have been enclosed as part of the same scheme as the land to the south, even though it is within Martinhoe Parish. [4-7] Various boundary stones are recorded on the 2020 MasterMap data along the boundary route between points O and Q. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Unpublished document: 1862. Parracombe Down Enclosure Award.
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: Wilmshurst, F.A.. 2000. Enclosure Awards file and accompanying map overlays. Parracombe Down. [Mapped feature: #46740 ]
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1963. 6 Inch Map: 1963.
  • <4> Map: 1842. Martinhoe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <5> Map: 1839. Parracombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <7> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 14 October 2020.
  • <8> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.



Grid reference Centred SS 6723 4597 (2774m by 383m)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 62153
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/142

Record last edited

Oct 27 2020 3:44PM


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