MDE21834 - Rowley Cross Cottage (Monument)


The cottage is shown on historic mapping but has since been abandoned. It was situated in a sectioned off area of a square enclosure.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Tithe Map for Parracombe shows a house within a sectioned off area of a square enclosure in the corner of the field abutting Rowley Cross to the south. The house is labelled 500 and the enclosure 499. [1] The building is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map and labelled Rowley Cross Cottage. It has been subdivided. [2] This arrangement is repeated on the 2nd Edition map. [3] The building appears to be ruinous by the time the 1946-8 aerial photographs were taken by the Royal Air Force, although this isn’t clear. [4] The buildings are no longer extant. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: 1839. Parracombe 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> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 67491
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/225
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 6616 4396 (43m by 32m) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Record last edited

May 21 2019 2:03PM


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