Combe and the Sydenham family
Brass in Dulverton church to Humphry Sydenham of Combe, Dulverton, d. 1710 aged 38
The Sydenhams had a house at Combe in Dulverton parish where they had lived since the late 15th century. It was a small medieval house but as the family grew in importance so did the house. It was largely rebuilt in the late 16th century when two Armada medals and several coins were placed under the floor of the porch, demolished c. 1810. A lease of 1712 recorded the White room and the best stable. In the late 18th century the house still had an oriel chamber and a gatehouse. Part of the medieval house survives in the fabric the rest was pulled down in the late 19th century when some quatrefoil tracery was found.