MSO8588 - Post-medieval cottages at Yellowcombe (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
"Yellow Combe" printed on Ordnance Survey Archaeological Division six inch map - two areas of buildings and small enclosures. Reached by Yellowcombe Lane running north.  Aerial photographs show the site now derelict with short lengths of banks. [2-4] Mentioned in Aston's list of deserted settlements.  These remains comprise a ruinous rectangular building, 9.5 by 5 metres, of coursed local stone, standing up to 1.5 metres high, with two internal divisions. The building lies on the edge of Yellowcombe Lane at SS 9034 3900. These two cottages have now become Yellowcombe Cottage, which is currently in use. Yellowcombe is depicted on the early 19th Century Ordnance Survey large scale mapping of the area, when it consisted of 2 or 3 buildings and closes . The Tithe Map and award of 1839  depicts the ruined building as in use. It was a house and garden, occupied by Robert Lyddon, and part of Edbrooke Farm. Close by were two large fields, Higher and Lower Yellowcombe Meadow. Eighty metres to the southwest were two cottages and gardens, owned by William Clatworthy and part of Haughtons Farm, and a further building is shown c.70 metres to the west of these, owned by Sir Thomas Dyke Acland and occupied by John Norman, forming part of Halse and Townsend Cleeves.  This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SSO1632 Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" SS93SW.
- <2> SSO289 Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 3351.
- <3> SSO254 Aerial photograph: 1971. HSL.UK.71-177 Run 91, September. 8695.
- <4> SEM7406 Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS9033D.
- <5> SSO742 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. 100-101.
- <6> SEM7729 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1802. Ordnance Survey drawing 42 part 1 - Minehead 16. 3 inch : 1 Mile (1:21,120). Pen and Ink.
- <7>XY SSO710 Map: 1839. Winsford Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcels 782, 783, 784, 797, 1051. [Mapped feature: #39466 ]
- <8> SMO7322 Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1997.
- <9> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1095075, Extant 2 May 2022.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9033 3384 (261m by 134m)|
|Civil Parish||WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1095075 (Original Monarch entry: 1095075)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11700
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW25
- National Park
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1095075
- Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34259
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May 2 2022 11:00PM
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