COOMBE

The place is mentioned on the 1332 Subsidy Roll. Listed by English Heritage (ID no. 85012) as ‘Farmhouse. C17 or earlier with probably late C17, C18 and C19 additions... This house retains an unspoilt facade with traditional windows and may well have a medieval roof.’ Included in the Courtenay Survey (circa 1790) where the executors of the Rev’d Dr Fynes are said to occupy the house ‘Coombe Tenement’ and 81 acres. The barn is also listed by English Heritage (ID no. 85014) as ‘Barn with granary at one end. Mid C19. Single storey cart shed attached at right. At rear is large water wheel with iron rim and wooden spokes which is under a shallow roof. Inscribed on the wheel rim is H. Beare & Sons, Newton Abbot and the date 1893.’ [IJFM]

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