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HER Number:MDV12038
Name:MANOR HOUSE in the Parish of Burrington


Great halfsbury. Remains of manor house.


Grid Reference:SS 613 175
Map Sheet:SS61NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBurrington
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBURRINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS61NW/8
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANOR HOUSE (XI to XXI - 1001 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Vis=26/9/1973(os) remains consist of the four walls of the farmhouse, now of modern appearance, of cob construction with cement rendered walls and modern casement windows set in plain openings (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242.

Great halfsbury estate has been identified as a domesday manor (reichel).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326920.

Great halfsbury farmhouse. Early c19. Rendered stone rubble and cob. Hipped scantle slate roof with brick stacks at each end. Left stack rebuilt. Symmetrical double depth plan with principal room to each side of central passage. Two storeys. Three window range. Symmetrical. Principally c19 fenestration, all 3 light casements and all 8 panes per light except ground floor left-hand window which has three panes per light. C20 central door with overlight and timber canopy. Leanto at right end. Early c19 joinery including 4 panelled doors and staircases intact. Open fireplace with timber lintel to right-hand room and rear kitchen with bread oven (doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV69192.

Great halfsbury. Remains of manor house.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV69197.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV69198.

Reichel, o. J. /tda/29(1897)248/the domesday hundreds of devon. Part iii. The hundred of north tawton.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV69199.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV69200.

Gover, j. E. B. + mawer, a. + stenton, f. M. /the place-names of devon/(1931)362-363.

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

Great halfsbury mentioned as halsbury in 1330 and hallesbury in 1333 (gover et al).

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.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV242Migrated Record:
SDV326920Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV69192Migrated Record:
SDV69197Migrated Record:
SDV69198Migrated Record:
SDV69199Migrated Record:
SDV69200Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM