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HER Number:MDV11988
Name:Bishops Tawton, Hall, Site of Medieval Mansion


Site of a medieval mansion demolished & rebuilt in 19th century as Hall House


Grid Reference:SS 585 271
Map Sheet:SS52NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBishop's Tawton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS52NE/11
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANSION HOUSE (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Oliver, 1842, Ecclesiastical Antiquities in Devon (Monograph). SDV336342.

Hall on site of 1314 hall and outbuildings. A large mansion formerly seat of family of the name of Hall. Granted in 1314 by Bishop Stapeldon to William Hall. In 1444 Bishop Lacey licensed Richard Chichester to have divine service performed "in capella intra mansum de hall".

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SS52NE5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV336343.

Pre 1846 building completely demolished including cellars. Outbuildings are of stone and probably date from 15th to early 17th century. Present house occupies site of old mansion (see PRN 40170).

Gallant, L., 1986, Deer Parks and Paddocks of England (Un-published). SDV656.

Prince in 1701 stated that Hall had come from Ralegh to the Chichester family. Pole writing in 1635 stated that Symon Hall's daughter married Richard Chichester of Ralegh.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336342Monograph: Oliver. 1842. Ecclesiastical Antiquities in Devon. Ecclesiastical Antiquities in Devon. Unknown.
SDV336343Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SS52NE5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV656Un-published: Gallant, L.. 1986. Deer Parks and Paddocks of England. Deer Parks and Paddocks of England. Manuscript.

Associated Monuments

MDV40170Related to: Hall House, Bishop's Tawton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3898 - SS52NE5

Date Last Edited:Jul 25 2006 2:32PM