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HER Number:MDV15550
Name:Village of Affeton, East Worlington


The village of Affeton of 13th - 16th century date is situated between Witheridge and Chumleigh. An ancient east-west track from north Devon to Tiverton passed this way. It is visible as extensive complex of earthworks in field south of Affeton Castle and Barton.


Grid Reference:SS 755 135
Map Sheet:SS71SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishEast Worlington
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST WORLINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Deserted medieval settlement south of Affeton Castle

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS71SE/22

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM, CITING DYER, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV68951.

Vis=8/7/1994 (emafu) extensive complex of earthworks in field alongside road immediately s of affeton castle and barton. Terraces, banks and platforms extend for full length of field and c 50, s from road. There is a particularly good complex of rectilinear earthworks representing building remains at the e end. At least 3 sunken trackways run e - w across the site. The top one curves to meet the current road at the e end. Village known to have existed 13c-16c, but site not previously identified (rchm, citing dyer).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68952.

Stucley, d. /tda/108(1976)1-8/a devon parish lost, a new home discovered.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68953.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68954.

Des=dyer, m. J. /(8/7/1994)/culm ras/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68955.

Dyer, m. /devon culm measures rapid archaeological survey 2 summary report/(1994)6/(emafu report 94.66).

STUCLEY, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68976.

Affeton is situated between witheridge and chumleigh, facing south across the valley of the little dart. An ancient e-w track from north devon to tiverton passed this way. Affeton belonged to the hundred of north tawton, and was of the honour of okehampton. A church and village came into existence at affeton during the 13th century, a small community having sprung up around the de affeton family. The parish existed for 300 years. Nothing is visible today of either the church or the village (stucley).

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

Map object based on this Source.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV68951Report - Survey: RCHM, CITING DYER.
SDV68952Migrated Record:
SDV68953Migrated Record:
SDV68954Migrated Record:
SDV68955Migrated Record:
SDV68976Migrated Record: STUCLEY.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 24 2019 2:25PM