MEM23400 - Parracombe Siding, Churchtown, Parracombe (Monument)


Two buildings are situated here on the Parracombe Tithe Map, in an area labelled "Parracombe Siding" on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map. They appear to have been ruinous by 1946-8 and have since been demolished.

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Two buildings are shown on the Parracombe Tithe Map at c. SS 6738 4488 and SS 6736 4487. [1] The buildings are still depicted on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map, adjacent to Parracombe Siding on the Lynton to Barnstaple Railway line, with which they may then have been associated. [2] The buildings are difficult to discern on the 1946-8 Royal Air Force aerial photographs of Parracombe and appear to have been in ruinous condition by this point. They may have become derelict after the closure of the railway line. [3] The buildings are no longer extant and two modern buildings now occupy the plot. [4] The few sizeable brick with tile roofed villas of the early 20th Century, for example Pimbury and Fernleigh, are probably the result of the railway (MMO42), when for a few decades the Parracombe siding would have enabled the unloading of previously expensive to transport building materials. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: 1839. Parracombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.
  • <5> Report: Pratt, N. and Thurlow, T.. 2019. Parracombe Conservation Area: appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 16.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local Heritage List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 6736 4488 (60m by 54m) Historic mapping
Map sheet SS64SE

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Record last edited

Oct 31 2022 1:32PM


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