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HER Number:MDV16129
Name:Chudleigh Knighton

Summary

Chudleigh Knighton recorded as 'Chenistetone' in Domesday

Location

Grid Reference:SX 845 774
Map Sheet:SX87NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHennock
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHENNOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NW/85

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (XI to XVII - 1001 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Reichel, O. J., 1897, The Domesday Hundreds of Devon: Part 3. The Hundred of North Tawton, 259 (Article in Serial). SDV337560.

Chudleigh Knighton, alias Knighton, was recorded in Domesday as Chenistetone.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 471-2 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Chudleigh Knighton is mentioned as 'Chenistetona' in 1086, 'Knicheton' in 1285, 'Knyghteton' in 1299, 'Knyghton juxta Chudlegh' in 1464 & 'Knytteton' in 1305.


Reed, S. J. + Turton, S. D., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site. Part 1 Overview, 7 (Report - Assessment). SDV336226.

Other details: Figure 3, site 4.


Exeter Archaeology, 2002, Archaeological Assessment of a proposed Housing Development at Chudleigh Knighton, 2-3 (Report - Assessment). SDV321776.

The estate was recorded in Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Chenistetone' when it was one of the 24 manors in the county owned by the Bishop of Exeter. In 1284-6 'Knicheton' was said to have been held by Henry de Frauncheny & in 1303 'Knysteton' was held by Robert Stockhay & Nicholas Dauney. The Frankcheyneys continued to be associated with the manor into the 16C. In 1880 Chudleigh Knighton became a separate ecclesiastical district with parts of Bovey Tracey, Hennock & Kingsteighton parishes. The village is shown on John Ogilby's map of 1675 straddling the Exeter to Plymouth road

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. 471-2.
SDV321776Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2002. Archaeological Assessment of a proposed Housing Development at Chudleigh Knighton. Exeter Archaeology Report. 02.34. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2-3.
SDV336226Report - Assessment: Reed, S. J. + Turton, S. D.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site. Part 1 Overview. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.80. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7.
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. 259.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1590 - Archaeological Assessment of a proposed Housing Development at Chudleigh Knighton
  • EDV4912 - Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site

Date Last Edited:Oct 7 2010 9:58AM