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HER Number:MDV16339
Name:Cudlipptown, Peter Tavy


Small medieval manor recorded in the Domesday Book. Granted to the abbey at Tavistock by William the Conqueror. Transferred from Tavistock to the parish of Peter Tavy in 1884.


Grid Reference:SX 520 790
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 440020
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/111

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (XI to Late Medieval - 1001 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Reichel, O. J., 1914, The Hundred of Tavistock in Early Times, 226, 231, 237 (Article in Serial). SDV8646.

Cudliptown. This settlement may represent a survival of the medieval manor of "Codelepe" which appears to have been held by the Abbot of Tavistock over most of the 12th, 14th and 15th centuries. The details of the holders are given. Reichel suggests that at Domesday it formed part of the Tavistock manor, held by the Abbot, and that by 1086 it was held by him anyway.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 232 (Monograph). SDV1312.

'Cudelipe' is referred to in 1114, and the name probably refers to the stream here.

Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon, 117, 137 (Article in Serial). SDV307246.

Hemery, E., 1983, High Dartmoor, 953 (Monograph). SDV249702.

Cudlipptown was a small Domesday manor with two plough lands, two ploughs and two villeins.

Peter Tavy Heritage Group, 2002, The Book of Peter Tavy with Cudlipptown, 133-141 (Monograph). SDV357134.

Cudlipptown was transferred to the parish of Peter Tavy from Tavistock in 1884. The manor of Culitone appears in the Domesday Book, although it seems that the name is derived from a Saxon thegn named Cudda, in whose settlement alongside the River Tavy there was a crossing or 'lype'. The manor was granted to the abbey at Tavistock by William the Conqueror, but was illegally transferred by the Abbot to his brother, William, shortly afterwards. Henry I restored the manor to the abbey in 1120. In 1193, a person named Cudlipp was amongst those whose lands were seized following a failed rebellion against Richard I. Two years later the Archdeacon family, who owned the manor of Morwell, offered the King ten marks for the manor of Cudlipp and bound the two manors to Tavistock until the separation 700 years later.
Details of the ownership of the manor summarised. Although the Cudlipp family gave the hamlet its name and owned some land there until 1860, it does not appear that they ever held the lordship themselves after the events of 1193.
Two farms are mentioned in the Domesday Book; Twist (Twyste) and the manor. It was a small demense with land for just two ploughs and two villeins.

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. 232.
SDV249702Monograph: Hemery, E.. 1983. High Dartmoor. High Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 953.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. 117, 137.
SDV357134Monograph: Peter Tavy Heritage Group. 2002. The Book of Peter Tavy with Cudlipptown. The Book of Peter Tavy with Cudlipptown: Two coats colder than Tavistock. Hardback Volume. 133-141.
SDV8646Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1914. The Hundred of Tavistock in Early Times. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 46. A5 Hardback. 226, 231, 237.

Associated Monuments

MDV108034Parent of: Brook Cottage, Cudlipptown (Building)
MDV108018Parent of: Cudlipptown Farmstead, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV77923Parent of: Farmstead near Cudliptown, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV78092Parent of: Kinsmans Farm, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV78093Parent of: Manor Farm, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV108043Parent of: Row of cottages, Cudlipptown (Building)
MDV77920Related to: Broadmoor farmstead, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV108041Related to: Smallholding known as Twist, north-east of Boulters Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2014 2:45PM