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HER Number:MDV16216
Name:Silverton, Yard Downs


Yard Downs, along with Yarde Farm, was known as Heireda in Domesday


Grid Reference:SS 974 039
Map Sheet:SS90SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSilverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSILVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS90SE/51

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Yard Downs is shown on OS 25" (1880s) map as a group of buildings around a rectangular yard with three further buildings to the north.

Reichel, O. J., 1910, The Hundred of Sulfretona or Hairidge in Early Times, 226,229,242,245 (Article in Serial). SDV39757.

'Yard Downs' was Heireda in Domesday. It formed part of the holdings of the Engineer Officer (Arbalestarii). It was held by Richard under Gobold. Before the conquest, it belonged to Chippin, or Chipping. In 1303, it was called Yurdon and held by William Thorlock. Yarde Farm to the south (see PRN 16215) was also part of this holding, although the two farms are some distance apart.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 570 (Monograph). SDV1312.

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. 570.
SDV39757Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1910. The Hundred of Sulfretona or Hairidge in Early Times. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 42. A5 Hardback. 226,229,242,245.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV65298Related to: Yarde Farmhouse, Silverton (Building)
MDV16215Related to: Yarde, Silverton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 2:02PM