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HER Number:MDV15992
Name:Culmstock Settlement


Culmstock was an early medieval settlement mentioned in Domesday


Grid Reference:ST 101 135
Map Sheet:ST11SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCulmstock
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCULMSTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST11SW/30

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (VIII to Late Medieval - 701 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Davidson, J. B., 1881, The Early History of Dawlish, 129 (Article in Serial). SDV298750.

The village of Culmstock. Domesday manor of Culmestocha, held by the Bishop Osbern at the time of Domesday. One of the manors recovered by Bishop Leofric between the Conquest and the Domesday inquest.

Reichel, O. J., 1928 - 1938, The Hundred of Hemyock in Early Times, 34,38 (Article in Monograph). SDV36469.

Brief details of the Domesday assessment of Culmstock.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 612 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Culmstock was first mentioned as 'Culumstoc' in 938, 'Culumstok' in 1244, 'Culmestocha' in 1086 & 'Columbstoke' in 1675.

Coates, R. + Breeze, A, + Horovitz, D., 2000, The River Culm: A Breeze, 133-5 (Article in Monograph). SDV323150.

The name Culmstock probably derives from the Welsh word 'Colom' meaning dove & borrowed during the Anglo-Saxon setlement in the early 8C. The word would have been applied to the calm & unhurried waters of the River Culm.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 612.
SDV298750Article in Serial: Davidson, J. B.. 1881. The Early History of Dawlish. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 13. 129.
SDV323150Article in Monograph: Coates, R. + Breeze, A, + Horovitz, D.. 2000. The River Culm: A Breeze. Celtic Voices English Places: Studies of the Celtic impact on place-names i. Part 4: Some Devon Place-Names. 133-5.
SDV36469Article in Monograph: Reichel, O. J.. 1928 - 1938. The Hundred of Hemyock in Early Times. The Hundreds of Devon. A5 Hardback. 34,38.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 2:01PM