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HER Number:MDV11692


Henscott is the site of a Manor House mentioned in Domesday


Grid Reference:SS 419 086
Map Sheet:SS40NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBradford
Ecclesiastical ParishBRADFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Traditional farm buildings dating to the 19th century or earlier at Henscott Barton

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS40NW/15

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANOR HOUSE (VIII to Late Medieval - 701 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Williams, H. F. F., Untitled Source (Unknown). SDV321857.

Henscott has traces of 16C work. Other details: ND-cited by OSA.

Ordnance Survey, 1906, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV48223.

Henscott 'On Site of a Manor House' shown on OS 6" (1906) map.

Reichel, O. J., 1928 - 1938, The Hundred of Black Torrington in Early Times, 195,227-8,237 (Article in Monograph). SDV2105.

Henscott was Engestecota in Domesday. It was held by Drogo of the Bishop of Coutances. Before the conquest it was held by three thanes, Gola, Edric and Godric. In the Testa de Nevil, 1241, it was held by William le Cornu.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 132 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Henscott is mentioned as 'Hainghestecota' & 'Engescota' in 11C, 'Hengestecoth' in 1242, 'Heyngstecote' in 1244 & 'Heynstecote' in 1333.

Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 341-2 (Monograph). SDV17562.

Henscott, now a farmhouse, mentioned in Domesday, was the home of the Henscotts from the early 13C until 1572.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SS40NW3 (Site Visit). SDV5647.

The farmhouse appears to be of late 19C or early 20C work, except for one semicircular lintel of indeterminate date.

Gent, T. H., 2005, Archaeological recording at Henscott, Bradford (Report - Watching Brief). SDV321861.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 132.
SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 341-2.
SDV2105Article in Monograph: Reichel, O. J.. 1928 - 1938. The Hundred of Black Torrington in Early Times. The Hundreds of Devon. A5 Hardback. 195,227-8,237.
SDV321857Unknown: Williams, H. F. F.. Bradford Parish History.
SDV321861Report - Watching Brief: Gent, T. H.. 2005. Archaeological recording at Henscott, Bradford. Exeter Archaeology Report. 05.15. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV48223Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 6".
SDV5647Site Visit: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SS40NW3. SS40NW.

Associated Monuments

MDV11693Related to: Hengiscot Enclosure (Monument)
MDV117872Related to: Henscott Barton, Bradford (Monument)
MDV71408Related to: Henscott Field System (Monument)
MDV71407Related to: Henscott Post Holes (Monument)
MDV71404Related to: PIT in the Parish of Bradford (Monument)
MDV71406Related to: Roman Hearth to the east of Henscot (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 8 2016 2:59PM