First mentioned in the Black Book of the Exchequer (1166). On the Courtenay Survey (circa 1790) it is described as a separate manor ‘the manor of Sloncombe’ but the survey of South Teign, alias Hampton Week (1607) in Devon Record Office makes it clear that Sloncombe was a hamlet that fell within South Teign. ‘John Cornish is seized of three tenements in Slankcombe containing ninety acres of thereabouts… and the moiety of another tenement in Slankcombe of fifteen acres that Philip Cornish and Leonard Cornish before held…’ Other tenants included John Steer (one tenement and a half, comprising 45 acres), Thomas Hill (one tenement and a half, comprising 45 acres), William Hill (half a tenement, 15 acres, inherited from his father John HIll), Richard Cornish (one tenement, 30 acres, inherited from his father Robert), Richard Wannell (2 acres, inherited from his father John Wannell). All these free tenants hold their lands in Sloncombe in free socage from the manor of South Teign. [IJFM]

GREAT SLONCOMBE. Listed by English Heritage (ID no. 85101) as ‘Farmhouse. Probably C16 with C17 alterations probably C18 wing and modified in C19… This is an unspoilt house with an interesting development and some good quality features.’ The barn by the road is also listed by English Heritage (ID no. 85102) as ‘Probably C18.’

HATHERLEY. Listed Grade II* by English Heritage (ID no. 85103) as ‘House, formerly farmhouse. Early C16 with later C16/early C17 modifications, and addition, refronted and modernised in early C19… Access to the roof space is difficult but above the lower end at least the timbers appear to be smoke- blackened. All the original roof trusses survive. This house is interesting not only for its good C16 and C17 features and the survival of the roof but for the high quality updating which it received in the early C19 which is unusual in a relatively unimportant farmhouse.’