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HER Number:MDV15660
Name:Pewson Barton Medieval Farmstead


Pewson Barton was mentioned in Domesday and other Medieval documents


Grid Reference:SS 581 096
Map Sheet:SS50NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDowland
Ecclesiastical ParishDOWLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS50NE/15/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Early Medieval to XVII - 1066 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Reichel, O. J., 1897, The Domesday Hundreds of Devon: Part 3. The Hundred of North Tawton, 250 (Article in Serial). SDV337560.

Pewson Barton, alias Pearson, alias West Luesdon. This is a Domesday estate. It was called Lollardstone, and was part of Walter de Clavil's holdings.

Ellis, D. A., 1992, Dowland Past and Present, 45-7 (Pamphlet). SDV344172.

Pewson Barton was part of Bristric's land. In the Domesday Book it is mentioned as 'Lollarsdesdona'. In 1242 it was referred to as 'Lullardstone', in 1303 as 'Lullardisdon', in 1346 as 'Luwardestone' and later as 'Luwedon', 'Lewsdon' and 'Leusdon'. In a document of 1250 it was mentioned as 'Puestone', in 1370 as 'Peuston' and in 1687 'Higher', 'Middle' and 'Lower Puyson' were mentioned.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337560Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1897. The Domesday Hundreds of Devon: Part 3. The Hundred of North Tawton. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 28. Unknown. 250.
SDV344172Pamphlet: Ellis, D. A.. 1992. Dowland Past and Present. Paperback Volume. 45-7. [Mapped feature: #6688 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV113370Related to: Orchards around Pewson Barton, Dowland (Monument)
MDV29002Related to: Pewson Barton Farmhouse, Dowland (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2015 3:53PM