MEM23398 - Fair View, Churchtown, Parracombe (Building)


A 20th Century house. It has been suggested that this building served as the former Parracombe station on the Lynton to Barnstaple railway line; however, this is not the case.

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The 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map shows the site as a clear plot, with the Lynton to Barnstaple Railway line directly to the east. [1] The building is featured in the aerial photographs of Parracombe taken by the Royal Air Force in 1946-8. [2] The building is now labelled "Fair View" on the Ordnance Survey MasterMap and is in domestic use. [3] West of St. Petroc’s, Fairview, though much altered, is the former Parracombe station on the Lynton to Barnstaple line. It has roughcast walls and a slate roof and probably dates from c.1910. [4] A site visit by the Historic Buildings Officer has been undertaken as part of the Parracombe Conservation Area Appraisal. He confirmed the building was not a railway station as stated by [4]. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.
  • <4> Report: Fisher, J.. 2004. Parracombe: Conservation Area Character Appraisal.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. N Pratt, 12 April 2016.



Grid reference Centred SS 6740 4496 (10m by 11m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Record last edited

May 21 2019 12:06PM


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