MEM24596 - Crocombe & Sons Brewery (Monument)
Please read the caveat document.
Type and Period (1)
The site is shown as a clear plot within land parcel 198 on the Tithe Map for Parracombe. It was owned and occupied by Richard Lovering.  The 1st Edition depicts and labels a brewery at SS 6681 4486. It is sited to the rear of the London Inn / The Royal Hotel (MEM24595).  The brewery is again depicted and labelled on the 2nd Edition map.  The building again appears to be shown on the 1946-8 aerial photographs of Parracombe.  The building was not extant on the 2018 MasterMap data.  A walk of the village in 1896 noted a "brewery built and opened last year and is well paying, these premesis belonging to Mr Crocombe, the occupier." In 1902 Kelly's Directory records that Crocombe & Sons were still brewers. The brewery run by 'Maltster' Crocombe was in Malt House, Tarr Path (then known as Slippers Lane). The beer was delivered by horse and cart by George Blackmore and Dick Crocombe. It was noted that in digging the foundations of the brewery in 1876 silver ore was found. 
- <1> SDE89747 Map: 1839. Parracombe Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcel 198.
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <3> SEM7190 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <4> SEM6707 Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
- <5> SEM8545 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
- <6> SEM8569 Monograph: Constable, N.. 2004. Parracombe and the Heddon Valley: An unfinished history. Parracombe Archaeology and History Society. 19, 23, 24, 25.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 6681 4486 (13m by 14m)|
|Civil Parish||PARRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Events/Activities (0)
External Links (0)
Record last edited
Oct 5 2020 1:42PM
Your feedback is welcome. If you can provide any new information about this record, please contact us.