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HER Number:MDV16297
Name:Knowle Manor House


One of the 2 manor houses in the manor of Braunton Dean. Precise location unknown.


Grid Reference:SS 495 385
Map Sheet:SS43NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43NE/44

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Slee, A. H., 1941, Braunton and its Manors, 198 (Article in Serial). SDV83677.

There was a manor house at Manor Farm, Knowle, one of two in the manor of Braunton Dean.

Pearce, S. M., 1985, The Early Church in the Landscape: The Evidence from North Devon (part), 269-72 (Article in Serial). SDV336495.

Haggerty, F. M., 1991, St. Michael's Chapel, Braunton: A Survey of the Standing Remains, 14 (Un-published). SDV83681.

The manor of Braunton Dean was formed in 1225, on the foundation of the Deanery of Exeter, from lands given to the Bishop of Exeter by William I.

Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit, 1994, Braunton Great Field Management Study (Report - non-specific). SDV341059.

The manor of Braunton Dean, lying around Knowle and to the north and east of the church, may have originally have belonged to the priests of the ancient Minster of St Brannoc, and was held by Algar the Priest in 1086. In the 13th century it was given to the Dean of Exeter and remained intact until it was sold in the late 19th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336495Article in Serial: Pearce, S. M.. 1985. The Early Church in the Landscape: The Evidence from North Devon (part). Archaeological Journal. 142. A4 Stapled + Digital. 269-72.
SDV341059Report - non-specific: Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. 1994. Braunton Great Field Management Study. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV83677Article in Serial: Slee, A. H.. 1941. Braunton and its Manors. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 73. Hardback Volume. 198.
SDV83681Un-published: Haggerty, F. M.. 1991. St. Michael's Chapel, Braunton: A Survey of the Standing Remains. A4 Stapled + Digital. 14.

Associated Monuments

MDV31642Related to: Knowle Mill, Braunton (Building)
MDV16295Related to: Manor House of Braunton Dean (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 16 2009 2:39PM