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HER Number:MDV107697
Name:Caton Settlement north of Caton Cross, Ashburton

Summary

Possibly Medieval settlement of Caton on both sides of the road to the north of Caton Cross. Documentary evidence records 'Caton' from the early-mid 14th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 781 719
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Remains of a medieval to post-medieval field system around Caton, partially preserved in the surviving field layout

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (Early Medieval - 1066 AD to 1399 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Settlement of 'Caton' shown on 19th century Tithe Map. The Apportionment lists most of the buildings as 'Houses Caton' although one is listed just as 'Caton'.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Settlement at 'Caton' shown on 19th century map as six or seven groups of buildings on both sides of the road to the north of 'Caton Cross'. The settlement is surrounded by curvilinear fields typical of the Medieval period.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 464 (Monograph). SDV337894.

'Caton' is 'Cadetone' in 1330 Subsidy Rolls and 'Kaeton', 'Kadaton' 1539.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #67116 ]
SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback. 464.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV107698Parent of: Caton Farmstead, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV107700Parent of: Farmstead at north-west end of Caton Settlement, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV107701Parent of: Farmstead at the north-east end of Caton Settlement, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV107703Parent of: Farmstead at the southern end of Caton Settlement, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV107699Parent of: Farmstead north of 'Caton Farmstead', Ashburton (Monument)
MDV107702Parent of: Farmstead on the east side of Caton Settlement, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV119706Related to: Field system around Caton, Ashburton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 8 2017 3:23PM