MEM23070 - East Middleton Farm, Parracombe (Building)


The settlement is shown on historic mapping and has recently been split to form Lower and Higher East Middleton Farmstead.

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Full Description

The settlement is very similarly depicted on the Parracombe Tithe Map and on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps, with little or no change in the layout of the buildings or adjacent enclosures. All of the maps label the site as East Middleton and show a core of buildings around the road that leads into the settlement from the main road. [1-3] The modern Ordnance Survey data shows that the farmstead has been split in two and expanded, especially to the north against the main road. The western and northern part are now known as Lower East Middleton and the eastern side is Higher East Middleton. The original core of buildings still appears to be mostly extant and many of the original enclosure boundaries also appear to have survived. [4] Lower East Middleton was visited in December 1996. The surveyor noted that the house was a plain 19th Century building and some of the surrounding farmbuildings also dated to the 19th Century and were built of stone rubble. The field pattern suggested that the farmstead was ancient in origins. [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> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap.
  • <5> Report: Schofield, J.. 1997. Exmoor Farmsteads: An evaluation of old steadings within Exmoor National Park. Farm reference 21.



Grid reference Centred SS 6562 4469 (188m by 240m) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor Farmsteads Survey 1996-1997 (3): 21

Record last edited

Mar 2 2020 3:23PM


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