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Hob Uid: 897011
Location :
Grid Ref : SS2620024350
Summary : Medieval town. A borough was created circa 1290 after grant of market and fair in 1280. Described as depressed in the 18th century the market ceased circa 1780 and the town declined after the 1840's. A castle is documented at Hartland in 1201 when it was licenced.
More information : (SS26202435) Hartland [NAT] (1)

Hartland was granted to the Dynham family after the death of William 1. Oliver de Dynham created a borough at Hartland c1290, having obtained (in 1280) the grant of a market and a three-day fair at the feast of St Necta. The town was too far removed from trade routes to come to anything much. In the 18th century, it was described as being as depressed looking as a Cornish borough. Its market ceased about 1780. Nevertheless, the town grew steadily in numbers until the 1840's, and then began to decline (2)

A castle was licenced at Hartland in 1201. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:10560 1964
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Source Number : 2
Source details : Hoskins W G 1954 Devon London Collins (404-6)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the islands. Volume I : Anglesey - Montgomery
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Licenced 1201
Monument End Date : 1201
Monument Start Date : 1201
Monument Type : Castle
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : A borough circa 1280
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Monument Start Date : 1280
Monument Type : Town
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 22 SE 27
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