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HER Number:MDV1119
Name:Southcott Farmstead

Summary

Southcott farmstead on the site of a mansion first mentioned in the 13th century

Location

Grid Reference:SS 637 064
Map Sheet:SS60NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWinkleigh
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWINKLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS60NW/7

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIII - 1201 AD to 1300 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Southcott on site of a Mansion' shown on 19th century map as a large group of buildings around an irregular shaped yard on the east side of the road.


Reichel, O. J., 1897, The Domesday Hundreds of Devon: Part 3. The Hundred of North Tawton, 271 (Article in Serial). SDV337560.

Southcott has been identified as a Domesday estate.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

An orchard is shown to the south of Southcott on early 20th century map.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 374-5 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Southcott was mentioned as 'Sudthecot' in 1242 and 'Southecote' in 1330.


Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 516 (Monograph). SDV17562.

Southcott on site of a mansion with a chapel in 1427, was the seat of the Southcotts probably from the 12th century onwards. The present farmhouse shows some traces of the former mansion.


Department of Environment, 1959, Torrington RD Provisional List, 20 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV118.

Faced in roughcast with nothing of special apparent inside.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1971, SS60NW3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV340075.

Southcott now appears to be a late 18th century and early 19th century house of cob and rubble with brick stacks, a slate roof of contemporary fenestration. No evidence of earlier house in present outbuildings.


Department of Environment, 1988, Winkleigh (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336028.

Not included in the 1988 list.


Gent, T. H., 2004, History of Southcott Farm, Winkleigh (Report - non-specific). SDV340105.

List of documentary sources relating to Southcott Farm with copies of historic maps and apportionments. In the 12th century Southcott belonged to the Champernownes and by the 13th century it had passed to Michael de Southcote. In 1925 the property was described as a house with a range of buildings and 224 acres of land. A site visit was made on 22nd July 2004 prior to the proposed building extensions, introduction of a 'manege' and construction of a new hay barn. A photographic record was made of the threshing barn and other features with colour and black and white prints. Other details: Photographs.


Steinmetzer, M., 2007, Archaeological Watching Brief at Southcott Farm, Winkleigh (Report - Watching Brief). SDV340079.

12 sections of hedgebank were removed at Southcott Farm in 2007. No features or artefacts of archaeologcal significance were recovered.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV118List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1959. Torrington RD Provisional List. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 20.
SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 374-5.
SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 516.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336028List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Winkleigh. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337560Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1897. The Domesday Hundreds of Devon: Part 3. The Hundred of North Tawton. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 28. Unknown. 271.
SDV340075Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1971. SS60NW3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV340079Report - Watching Brief: Steinmetzer, M.. 2007. Archaeological Watching Brief at Southcott Farm, Winkleigh. Exeter Archaeology Report. Project 6313. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV340105Report - non-specific: Gent, T. H.. 2004. History of Southcott Farm, Winkleigh. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV62467Related to: Shute Lane, Winkleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4364 - Watching Brief at Southcott Farm, Hedge Removal

Date Last Edited:Jan 16 2008 8:46AM