MDE21833 - Higher Holwell Farmstead (Building)


The farmstead is shown on historic mapping.

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Full Description

The site is shown as a clear area in the corner of a field on the Tithe map for Parracombe. [1] Site of 'Higher Holwell' shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map as an L shaped group of adjoining buildings with a further building to the east around an irregular shaped yard. The farmhouse may be the structure sited at SS 6692 4397 as a porch appears to have been recorded on the southern facing elevation. A 'spring' and adacent pond is shown to the north and a 'pump' to the south. [2] The farmstead is shown in a similar layout on the 25 inch 2nd Edition map. [3] The farmstead still appears to be partially extant, although one of the larger buildings (perhaps the farmhouse?) appears to have been removed. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: 1839. Parracombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #46097 ]
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.



Grid reference Centred SS 6693 4397 (83m by 43m)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 67490
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/224

Record last edited

May 21 2019 2:23PM


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