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HER Number:MDV15595
Name:Rabbit Warren on Connigar Hill, Sampford Peverell


Connigar Hill is presumed on place name evidence to be the site of a medieval rabbit warren, although no physical evidence has been found for this. The hill was referred to as 'Luhha's Hill' in a estate boundary charter of AD958.


Grid Reference:ST 028 147
Map Sheet:ST01SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSampford Peverell
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSAMPFORD PEVERELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST01SW/27

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RABBIT WARREN (Constructed, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Recorded as 'Coney Geare Hill' (plot 386) on the Sampford Peverell Tithe Apportionment.

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

Field (386) with quarry (387) in south-eastern corner.

Finberg, H. P. R., 1971, Ayshford and Boehill, 21, Fig. 1 (Article in Serial). SDV336404.

Connigar Hill is referred to as Luhha's Hill in an estate boundary charter of AD958.

Doggett, N., 1982, NDLR1 Card Index, F.15 (Archive - Survey). SDV56213.

Connigar Hill. Site of a medieval rabbit warren. The hill is called Luhha's Hill in the charter describing the bounds of a Saxon estate, and the boundary crosses it. Virtually cut by the North Devon Link Road. No visible features.

Doggett, N., 1983, The North Devon Link Road (Stage One). Sampford Peverell to Tiverton, F.15 (Un-published). SDV363254.

Connigar Hill. Based on place name evidence, this was the site of a medieval rabbit warren. No trace of such was found when the hill was partically cut through by the link road (although this took place before the watching brief began). The hill is also referred to as Lunha's Hill in an estate charter of AD958.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336404Article in Serial: Finberg, H. P. R.. 1971. Ayshford and Boehill. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 103. A5 Paperback. 21, Fig. 1.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital. [Mapped feature: #122567 ]
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV56213Archive - Survey: Doggett, N.. 1982. NDLR1 Card Index. North Devon Link Road Phase 1: Archive. Card Index. F.15.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 31 2019 10:08AM