MEM24624 - 19th Century field barn south of West Challacombe Manor (Building)


The building dates to the mid to late 19th Century. It is built of stone with a slate roof and contains a threshing machine and associated equipment.

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A barn first appears on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. It was not shown on the Tithe Map for Combe Martin. The rectangular barn of mid to late 19th Century date standing c.60 metres southwest of West Challacombe Farm. It is built in stone rubble shillet and sandstone with a lime mortar bond, and a slate covered pitched roof. There are three doors to the building. Within is a threshing machine with chaff cutter and grinding mill, originally driven by an oil engine (a drive shaft and wheel are still extant on the southern elevation). An engine house was added to the south of the barn in the 1930s but this was removed in the 1960s. The interior of the barn has some lime plaster surviving and the floor has been concreted. The timber roof was replaced in the 1990s. [1-3] 2018 MasterMap data shows the barn sited at SS 5861 4750. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1896. County Series, First Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1886.
  • <2> Map: 1843. Combe Martin Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3> Report: National Trust. 2019. Field barn at West Challacombe: Planning and heritage statement.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.



Grid reference Centred SS 5861 4750 (11m by 9m)
Map sheet SS54NE

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Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:18PM


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