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HER Number:MDV10795
Name:The Lynch, east of Farwood Down, Southleigh

Summary - not yet available


Grid Reference:SY 196 935
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSouthleigh
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCOLYTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SE/11

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (VIII to Late Medieval - 701 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV97905.

Aph=raf vert 11/4/47 34 83,84 16,400 (ch 58/40-41).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV97906.

Des=ta 2040 lynch.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV97907.

Des=worksheet in parish file.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV97908.

Reichel, o. J. /hundreds of devon/(1928-1938)133,160,257,335,338-340, 349-351,353,354,361,362/the hundred of colyton in early times.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242.

Field name: the lynch at farwood down. Negative on aph. Vis=estimated -/-/1972(s+m) the land was fareweia in domesday. It was then the "lands called farway in southleigh", held by drogo of the bishop of coutances. Before the conquest it was held by ailmar. The land was later granted to quarr abbey on the isle of wight. Early descents given. In the hundred rolls of edward i, in 1275, it is stated that the abbot of quarr then held a ploughland here. A document of 1288 also proves that the land was still ploughed in the late 13th century.(reichel).

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

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, 476 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Field called Lynch on Tithe Map/Tithe Apportionment (Tithe Apportionment No. 2040). May refer to lynchet, or cultivation terrace of medieval date. Not visible on 1947 aerial photo. Documentary references to ploughland here in 1275 and 1288. SMR records that the land was 'Farweia' in Domesday, recorded as 'lands called Farway in Southleigh' . However, on the Tithe Map the field is shown within an outlier of Colyton parish.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV242Migrated Record:
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. 476.
SDV97905Aerial Photograph:
SDV97906Migrated Record:
SDV97907Migrated Record:
SDV97908Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV18791Part of: Farwood Barton, Colyton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 14 2014 9:46AM