MEM23591 - 19th Century Hill Cottage northeast of Couple Cross (Monument)


Two buildings and an enclosure are shown on historic mapping. One of the buildings is still depicted on modern mapping as a ruin.

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Full Description

Two buildings and associated enclosures are shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map at SS 9543 3877 and marked Hill Cottage. A well is also indicated at the site. A path leads to the house from the west, joining the roadway north of Couple Cross. [1] One building is labelled 'ruin' on the 2016 Mastermap and the enclosure is indicated. [2] No buildings are indicated in this position on Cutcombe Tithe Map, suggesting it was a later 19th century cottage and outbuilding. [3,4] Derelict building with two irregular depressions to the east and west were noted on aerial photographs. [5-7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.
  • <3> Map: 1842. Cutcombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Shirley Blaylock, 20 June 2016.
  • <5> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS9538D.
  • <6> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. CPE/UK/1980 3296 (April 1947).
  • <7> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. HSL/UK/71-177 95/8750 (September 1971).



Grid reference Centred SS 95426 38789 (90m by 67m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Record last edited

Apr 24 2018 3:42PM


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