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HER Number:MDV12487
Name:Manor House at Hillside Farm, Bickleton


Building depicted on 19th century mapping. Now ruined and overgrown. Bickleton is recorded as Picaltona in the 1086 Domesday Book.


Grid Reference:SS 502 310
Map Sheet:SS53SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFremington
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishINSTOW

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SW/20

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANOR HOUSE (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

1964, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV91759.

Remains of manor house. Now used as barn on east side of bickleton. Vis=20/10/1953 (os). Remains consist of rectangular ruin of stone the interior of which is plastered. In north and south walls is window space from ne corner of this ruin runs a stone and cob wall to the east.7.0m to east of the ruin is another grass covered rectangular stone wall. No architectural features to suggest date (os). Bickleton was picaltona in domesday. It was held by tetbald, son of berner. Before the conquest it was held by godewin. Some medieval descents of the manor given (reichel). Vis='manor house (remains of)' shown on os 6" (1903) map and os 6" (1964) map.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV91760.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV91761.

Reichel, o. J. /hundreds of devon/(1928-1938)499,513,518,526/the hundred of fremington in early times.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV91762.

Des=os 6"(1903)map sheet 12se.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV91763.

Des=os 6"(1964)map.

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Recorded as part of plot 722, Houses & Court, on the Instow Tithe Apportionment.

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Long rectangular building with smaller ends shown in this location.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Marked as Manor House (Remains of). Comparison with the Tithe Map shows the building to be much shorter in length.

Exeter Archaeology, 1997, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Barn Conversion at Hillside Farm, Bickleton, Instow, 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV355162.

At the time of the site visit it was heavily overgrown, and was not examined in detail. Upstanding buildings still survive, but the presence of earthworks or other features could not be ascertained.

University of Southampton, 2018, North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment, No. 295 (Interpretation). SDV361978.

Building shown on the 1838/40 Tithe Map and 1888 first edition 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital. [Mapped feature: #116594 ]
SDV355162Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1997. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Barn Conversion at Hillside Farm, Bickleton, Instow. Exeter Archaeology. 97.36. A4 Stapled + Digital. 1.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV361978Interpretation: University of Southampton. 2018. North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. RCZAS. Digital. No. 295.
SDV91759Report - Survey: 1964.
SDV91760Migrated Record:
SDV91761Migrated Record:
SDV91762Migrated Record:
SDV91763Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV62399Related to: Manor Barn, Bickleton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 25 2019 3:56PM