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HER Number:MDV15537
Name:Cleave Hill Farm, Hill Common


Cleave hill, alias cleyhull, has been identified as a domesday settlement (reichel).


Grid Reference:ST 270 020
Map Sheet:ST20SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEMBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST20SE/27
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV105210.

Reichel, o. J. /tda/33(1901)607/devonshire domesday. Part vi.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV105211.

Doe/hhr:62:part of east devon(19/10/1984)124.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV105212.

Des=child, p. /(1996)/note in pf.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV105213.

Gover, j. E. B. + mawer, a. + stenton, f. M. /the place-names of devon/(1931)645.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV105214.

Reichel, o. J. /tda/33(1901)607/devonshire domesday, part vi.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV105215.

Doe/hhr:62:part of east devon/(19/10/1984)124.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242.

Cleave hill, alias cleyhull, has been identified as a domesday settlement (reichel).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV327152.

Known as pomeroy's hill. C17 stone rubble cottage. Corrugated asbestos roof with gabled ends. Two storeys (doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV33774.

Vis=16/1/1996 (child + pearce) although cleave house has been altered in the c20, its present form largely reflects 17c rebuilding when it was given a two-room and cross-passage plan with gable end stacks. The roof has 3 massive trusses. On ground floor are 17c cross beams but part of an older house also survives at this level, evidenced by a cross beam ceiling in the lower room which butts against a jetty projecting over the lower cross passage screen. The upper screen is missing. Interpreted as originally a medieval construction with open rooms on either side of the cross passage with an upper floor jetted out into both of them. The cross beam ceiling was inserted into this presumably in the c16. The house was then radically rebuilt in the c17 (child).

SMR, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV3670.

Vis=-/4/1998 (laithwaite) report awaited (smr).

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

The name pomeroy's hill is probably associated with robert de pomeray, who is documented in 1330 (mawer et al).

Reed, S. J., 2012, Archaeological Investigations at Cleeve Hill Farm, Membury, Devon (Report - non-specific). SDV351774.

Part of an ongoing investigation identified numerous worked flint, archaeological features and earthworks in the vicinity of the dwelling.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Cottage, 17th century stone rubble cottage. Corrugated asbestos roof with gabled ends. Two storeys. Three window range. Right hand windows on ground and first floor with dripmoulds. Left hand modern iron frame casements. To left of centre a plank door and modern glazed porch. Chimney stacks at gable ends, south end stack rebuilt in brick. Modern conservatory at rear.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV105210Migrated Record:
SDV105211Migrated Record:
SDV105212Migrated Record:
SDV105213Migrated Record:
SDV105214Migrated Record:
SDV105215Migrated Record:
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.
SDV242Migrated Record:
SDV327152Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV33774Migrated Record:
SDV351774Report - non-specific: Reed, S. J.. 2012. Archaeological Investigations at Cleeve Hill Farm, Membury, Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 12.. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81610 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV3670Migrated Record: SMR.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6202 - Geophysical Survey at Cleeve Hill Farm
  • EDV6555 - Archaeological Investigations at Cleeve Hill Farm, Membury, Devon (Ref: 12.)

Date Last Edited:Aug 22 2014 11:23AM