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HER Number:MDV16960
Name:MANOR in the Parish of Bishop's Tawton, Tawstock


At bishop's tawton the site of a manor which was one of twelve in devon held by the bishop of exeter in the 14th century (walker).


Grid Reference:SS 56 30
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBishop's Tawton
Civil ParishTawstock
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBISHOPS TAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANOR (XI to Post Medieval - 1001 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242.

Bishop's tawton was tautona in domesday. It was held by bishop osbern of exeter. Before the conquest it was held by bishop leofric (reichel).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV335.

Throughout medieval times bishop's tawton was, next to paignton, the bishop of exeter's most valuable property (hoskins).

WALKER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV44231.

At bishop's tawton the site of a manor which was one of twelve in devon held by the bishop of exeter in the 14th century (walker).

WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Identified as tavtone in the domesday survey (worth).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV79547.

Walker, h. H. /tda/93(1961)312-313/notes for a study of bishop walter de stapledon and the church in the westcountry in the early 14th century.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV79548.

Worth, r. N. /tda/25(1893)338/the identifications of the domesday manors of devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV79549.

Hoskins, w. G. /devon/(1954)338.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV79550.

Reichel, o. J. /hundreds of devon/(1928-1938)68,74-76,81,95,96/the hundred of south molton in early times.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV79551.

Gover, j. E. B. + mawer, a. + stenton, f. M. /the place-names of devon/(1931)352.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV79552.

Weddell, p. J. /pdas/48(1990)111/archaeological recording in the medieval borough of newport, barnstaple in 1983.

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

Bishop's tawton appears throughout the middle ages in various documents and spelt in different ways. It means 'farm on the taw' and was held by the bishop of exeter in 1086 (gover et al).

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.
SDV242Migrated Record:
SDV335Migrated Record:
SDV44231Migrated Record: WALKER.
SDV6808Migrated Record: WORTH.
SDV79547Migrated Record:
SDV79548Migrated Record:
SDV79549Migrated Record:
SDV79550Migrated Record:
SDV79551Migrated Record:
SDV79552Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV16961Related to: Newport Medieval Manor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM