MEACOMBE

The name is Saxon for ‘border valley’, the situation being on the border with Chagford and Moreton parishes. Listed by English Heritage (ID no. 85027) as ‘Farmhouse. Possibly C16 origins, existing features are C17. Considerably altered probably in C19... Originally 3-room-and-through-passage plan with axial hall stack backing onto passage and gable end fireplaces to inner and lower rooms; newel staircase at rear of hall in projection. Wing added at front of lower end probably in C18 and was subsequently used as cider house on ground floor and wool chamber above... Roof space inaccessible but some of the trusses visible on first floor are substantial timbers, probably straight principals.’

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