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HER Number:MDV11763
Name:Yeovale House, Alwington


Site of a former 18th century house, possibly incorporating earlier structure, visible as a cropmark.


Grid Reference:SS 421 235
Map Sheet:SS42SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAlwington
Ecclesiastical ParishALWINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42SW/17

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANSION HOUSE (XV to XVIII - 1401 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Lysons, D. + Lysons, S., 1822, Magna Britannica, 10 (Monograph). SDV323771.

Chope, R. P., 1924 - 1925, Trappist Monks at Yeovale, 252-253 (Article in Serial). SDV12356.

Suggested that Yeovale was once the home of Trappist monks.

Rouge et Noir, 1924 - 1925, Trappist Monks at Yeovale, 305-6 (Article in Serial). SDV12357.

Author says that Yeovale could never have been the home of Trappist monks. They split from the Cistercians in 1664 and first came to England in 1792 at which time Yeovale was owned by Rev H. Morrison who had bought it from the Bruton family in 1769.

Ordnance Survey, 1950 - 1959, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV336683.

'Yeo Vale and remains of Mansion'.

Pevsner, N., 1952, The Buildings of England: North Devon, 171-172 (Monograph). SDV336196.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953 - 1978, SS42SW5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV12353.

Yeovale House, remains of mansion.
Visited 17/12/1953. The only apparent remains of a former house a Tudor type castellated porch of stone with decorated round headed arch, have been incorporated into the centre of west side of a large Georgian house now derelict. Other details: Photograph.

Department of Environment, 1955, Bideford RD, 2 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV4813.

18th century house faced in stucco. Of two storeys and sash windows with pointed Gothic glazing bars. Central portion on east side consists of a castellated 15th century tower, the gatehouse of a 15th century mansion. The interior is said to have been gutted and ampty for 12 years. Grade II Listed.

Ordnance Survey, 1963, Ordnance Survey 6 inch map (Cartographic). SDV166087.

"Yeo Vale" shown.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

Building has been demolished since 1955. Faintly visible as cropmark on 1999-2000 photography.

Dick, A. M., 2008, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV341046.

The main part of the house has been deomolished at some time since 1963.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV12353Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953 - 1978. SS42SW5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV12356Article in Serial: Chope, R. P.. 1924 - 1925. Trappist Monks at Yeovale. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 13. Unknown. 252-253.
SDV12357Article in Serial: Rouge et Noir. 1924 - 1925. Trappist Monks at Yeovale. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 13. Unknown. 305-6.
SDV166087Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
SDV323771Monograph: Lysons, D. + Lysons, S.. 1822. Magna Britannica. Magna Britannica: A Concise Topographical Account of The Several Counties o. 6: Devonshire. Unknown. 10.
SDV336196Monograph: Pevsner, N.. 1952. The Buildings of England: North Devon. The Buildings of England: North Devon. Paperback Volume. 171-172.
SDV336683Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1950 - 1959. Map (Digital).
SDV341046Personal Comment: Dick, A. M.. 2008.
SDV4813List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1955. Bideford RD. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 2.

Associated Monuments

MDV11762Related to: Remains of Medieval Chapel, Yeovale (Monument)
MDV507Related to: Yeovale Corner Chapel, Alwington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1534 - SS42SW5

Date Last Edited:Oct 2 2008 2:13PM