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HER Number:MDV15728
Name:Sigford Settlement, Ilsington

Summary

Sigford is first mentioned in 1086 the Domesday Book as the manor of ‘Sigeforda’ although it is likely to have been in existence earlier than this. Later, medieval references demonstrate that occupation on the site has been continuous for at least a millennium.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 777 738
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Dartmoor Non-designated Heritage Asset (Evidential)
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/45

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (XI - 1066 AD to 1100 AD)

Full description

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

Settlement shown on 19th century Tithe Map as a group of scattered buildings and farmsteads. The Apportionment lists 'Sigford Estate' as well as 'Widdecombs Sigford', 'Pitts Lower Sigford' and 'Oxenham's Sigford'.


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

Sigford shown on 19th century map as a scattered settlement between Sigford Bridge in the north and Lower Sigford Bridge to the south. Map object base on this source.


Reichel, O. J., 1912, Early Descents of the Manors in the Wonford Hundred, 321 (Article in Serial). SDV38843.

Early descents given.


Reichel, O. J., 1912, The Domesday Hundred of Wenford or Wonford, 278,284,288,297,310 (Article in Serial). SDV38842.

Sigford, Ilsington. A Medieval farmstead and the site of the Domesday manor of Sigeforda. Early descents of ownership are given (reichel).


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 477 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Sigford was mentioned as 'Sigeforda' in 1086, 'Sygeford' in 1242, 'Siggeford' in 1281, 'Syggeford' in 1356 and 'Ouerasigford in 1408. The last reference is to 'Over' or 'Higher' Sigford.


White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads, Little Sigford, Sigford (Un-published). SDV352501.

Little Sigford farmstead shown on 19th century map. Sigford shown on 19th century Tithe Map as 'Widdecombes'.


Bray, L., 2017, Sigford Settlement (Un-published). SDV360604.

Sigford is first mentioned in 1086 the Domesday Book as the manor of ‘Sigeforda’ although it is likely to have been in existence earlier than this. Later, medieval references demonstrate that occupation on the site has been continuous for at least a millennium. Accordingly, Sigford is archaeologically significant due to its evidential value as the potential for the presence of buried archaeology reflecting its long occupation is high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback. 477.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Little Sigford, Sigford.
SDV360604Un-published: Bray, L.. 2017. Sigford Settlement. Non-Designated Heritage Assets. Digital.
SDV38842Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1912. The Domesday Hundred of Wenford or Wonford. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 44. A5 Hardback. 278,284,288,297,310.
SDV38843Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1912. Early Descents of the Manors in the Wonford Hundred. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 44. A5 Hardback. 321.

Associated Monuments

MDV37193Parent of: Little Greyhouse, Sigford (Building)
MDV108563Parent of: Lower Sigford Farmstead, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV76971Parent of: Oxenham farmstead, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV80793Related to: K6 telephone Box, Sigford (Building)
MDV25811Related to: Ridge and furrow south-east of Sigford, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 8 2018 11:10AM