MSO11349 - Little Combe Farm, Luccombe (Monument)


The medieval origin of Little Combe Farmstead is implied by the Lay Subsidy of 1327. It appears as a small farm of 37 acres on the Stoke Pero Tithe Map of 1841 and is shown on early 20th Century mapping but has since been demolished and the site cleared.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Stoke Pero tithe map shows a small farm named Little Combe of 37 acres but the 1327 Lay Subsidy lists Alice de Litlecombe. [1,2] The buildings lay in a small sheltered hollow between the hilltop and the steep valley side. [3] The buildings are shown as Little Combe on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map, in much the same form as shown on the Tithe Map. [4,5] All building remains have been destroyed and removed. [6] Nothing shown on the 1978 Ordnance Survey map. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: 1841. Stoke Pero Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Monograph: Dickenson, F.H.. 1889. Kirby's Quest for Somerset. Somerset Record Society. Series 3. 246.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. M Aston, Somerset County Council, 30 July 1984.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6> Article in serial: Aston, M. 1983. Deserted Farms on Exmoor and the Lay subsidy of 1327 in West Somerset. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 127. 94.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1978. 1:10,000 SS84SE.



Grid reference Centred SS 869 444 (101m by 108m)
Map sheet SS84SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7351
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE44
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36079
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33705

Record last edited

Jul 25 2018 4:17PM


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