16 COMBE (B.c.)
(O.S. 6 in. XI, N.W.)
Combe is a small parish on the W. border of the
county 5 m. N.E. of Kington.
(1). Combe Farm, house and barn, towards the W.
side of the parish. The House (Plate 20) is of two
storeys, timber-framed and with stone-slate or slate
covered roofs; it is of modified L-shaped plan with the
wings extending towards the E. and N. The block in
the angle dates from c. 15 00, and the two wings are lower
additions of early 17th-century date. The original block
has fairly close-set timber-framing, set herring-bone wise
in the S. gable. The upper storey projects on the W.
side on a moulded bressummer, curved brackets and
attached shafts and formerly projected at the S. end,
but has been under-built; the gable also projects on
curved brackets, and the main uprights below have, or
had, small attached shafts with moulded capitals and
bases; in the E. wall is the original moulded sill of a
blocked window, and there is a similar sill on the W.
wall. The added wings have exposed framing in
squares. Inside the building, the original block has
moulded ceiling-beams and joists. Other rooms have
chamfered ceiling-beams. There are also some exposed wall-posts and a shaped 17th-century wall-bracket.
The Barn, N.E. of the house, is timber-framed and
weather-boarded, and is probably of late 17th-century
(2). The Fold, cottage and barn, 650 yards N.N.W.
of (1). The Cottage is of one storey with attics, timber-framed and with a roof of stone-slates. It was built
probably early in the 17th century, and has exposed
timber-framing in squares. Inside the building are
some exposed ceiling-beams.
The Barn, N.E. of the cottage, is timber-framed and
boarded. It is of the 17th century, and has a ruined
(3). Mound, on the S. side of Hindwell Brook, 430
yards N.N.E. of (1), is circular in form and about 40
yards in diameter. It rises, at most, some 8 ft. above
the surrounding dry ditch, which has an average depth
of 6¾ ft.