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HER Number:MDV11919
Name:Crokers Hele Farmhouse, Meeth


Crockers Hele is documented in the medieval period. There is no obvious remains of an earlier house; the present farmhouse looks to be 18th century in date.


Grid Reference:SS 525 069
Map Sheet:SS50NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMeeth
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEETH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS50NW/9

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

OLDHAM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV170.

A licence for a private chapel was granted to the crocker family in 1383 (oldham).

RISDON + LYSONS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214437.

Crocker's hele and remains of mansion. Crocker family had estate and dwelt here in time of edward ii. Their residence being called hele. They later moved to lyneham (risdon + lysons).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214442.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214443.

Risden, t. /chorographical description of devon 1580-1640/(1811)261.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214444.

Lysons/history of devon/2( )337.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214445.

Oldham, d. W. /tda/38(1906)397/the private chapels of devon: ancient and modern.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214446.

Gover, j. E. B. + mawer, a. + stenton, f. M. /the place-names of devon/(1931)99.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214447.

In 1086 it was held by Erchenbald the Fleming of the Count of Mortain.
Reichel, o. J. /tda/42(1910)232/the hundred of sulfretona or hairidge in early times.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214448.

Page, w. /vch devon/1(1906)451/domesday survey.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=6/11/1972(os) no obvious remains of earlier house. The present one is seemingly of 18th century date.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242.

Vis=in 1086, it was held by erchenbald the fleming of the count of mortain (reichel).

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

Vis=crocker's hele along with friar's hele and giffords hele were hela in domesday and hele in 1242. Crocker's hele was held by richard de sechevil in 1242. It was called hele sechevill in 1303. The modern farm traces its name to the family of william crocker (mawer et al).

GetMapping, 2010, GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV351585.

South facing farmhouse aligned broadly east-west off north-west corner of farmyard.

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.
SDV170Migrated Record: OLDHAM.
SDV214437Migrated Record: RISDON + LYSONS.
SDV214442Migrated Record:
SDV214443Migrated Record:
SDV214444Migrated Record:
SDV214445Migrated Record:
SDV214446Migrated Record:
SDV214447Migrated Record:
SDV214448Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV242Migrated Record:
SDV351585Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 2010. GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs. Getmapping. Photograph (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV119574Related to: Crockers Hele Farm, Meeth (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 21 2018 11:19AM