MEM23096 - West Hill Farm, Parracombe (Building)


The farmstead is shown on historic mapping.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Parracombe Tithe Map shows a group of farm buildings here labelled West Hill. At least three of the buildings (the farmhouse to the south of the site and the two other main buildings in the central area) still appear to be extant, although they had been altered by the time the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map had been surveyed. However, some smaller outbuildings shown on the Tithe Map (at c. SS 6580 4500, SS 6579 4497 and SS 6576 4501) had been demolished and are not shown on the 1st Edition map. [1-4] The farmstead was visited in December 1996. The site was noted to have a nice old field pattern around it, with low key farming taking place. [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 53.



Grid reference Centred SS 6577 4500 (60m by 84m) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor Farmsteads Survey 1996-1997 (4): 53

Record last edited

Sep 30 2020 3:49PM


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