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HER Number:MDV16849
Name:The Manor of Ilfracombe


Ilfracombe is the site of the Domesday manor of Alfreincoma. It may have an 8th century origin.


Grid Reference:SS 52 47
Map Sheet:SS54NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIlfracombe
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishILFRACOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS54NW/17/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Alexander, J. J., 1933, The Beginnings of Ilfracombe, 211-212 (Article in Serial). SDV93444.

Ilfracombe was the site of the manor of Alfreincoma, as recorded in the Domesday survey. At the time it was held by Baldwin of the honour of Okehampton. The author suggests that the place and its name had an 8th century origin.

Timms, S., 1987, The Archaeology of North Devon Towns, 3 (Un-published). SDV354573.

A medieval document suggests that Ilfracombe may have had a town wall in the Middle Ages. However, such defences, if indeed they were ever built, have left no trace.

Context One Archaeological Services, 2008, Ilfracombe Bus Station, Ropery Road, Ilfracombe, Devon. An Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, 6, 25 (Report - Assessment). SDV342172.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342172Report - Assessment: Context One Archaeological Services. 2008. Ilfracombe Bus Station, Ropery Road, Ilfracombe, Devon. An Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Context One Archaeological Services Report. COAS/DBA/08/IBD. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6, 25.
SDV354573Un-published: Timms, S.. 1987. The Archaeology of North Devon Towns. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV93444Article in Serial: Alexander, J. J.. 1933. The Beginnings of Ilfracombe. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 65. 211-212.

Associated Monuments

MDV18665Related to: Ilfracombe (Monument)
MDV12537Related to: The Admirals House, Rookery Cottage and Manor Cottage, Quayfield Road, Ilfracombe (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4499 - Desk-Based Assessment of Ifracombe Bus Station

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2015 9:31AM