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HER Number:MDV18674
Name:Higher Aylescott, West Down


Known as Eilevescote in Domesday, the buildings are 18th or 19th century with possibly earlier origins.


Grid Reference:SS 526 421
Map Sheet:SS54SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWest Down
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST DOWN

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS54SW/42

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Reichel, O. J., 1928 - 1938, The Hundred of Braunton in Early Times, 403, 459 (Article in Monograph). SDV73922.

Higher Aylescott was Ailevescota in Domesday. It was recorded as "lands entered upon". Before the conquest it belonged to a free thane.

Exeter Archaeology, 2005, Archaeological Assessment (Revised) of proposed Wind Farm at Fullabrook, North Devon, 11 (Report - Assessment). SDV340799.

'Eilevescote' in Domesday Book. Buildings 18th or 19th century, possibly earlier origins. Other details: Site 85.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340799Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. Archaeological Assessment (Revised) of proposed Wind Farm at Fullabrook, North Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 05.06. A4 Stapled + Digital. 11.
SDV73922Article in Monograph: Reichel, O. J.. 1928 - 1938. The Hundred of Braunton in Early Times. The Hundreds of Devon. A5 Hardback. 403, 459.

Associated Monuments

MDV74475Parent of: Higher Aylescott Cart Shed, West Down (Building)
MDV31188Parent of: Higher Aylescott Farmbuildings (Building)
MDV31187Parent of: Higher Aylescott Shippon, West Down (Building)
MDV31186Parent of: Higher Aylescott, West Down (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4404 - Archaeological Assessment (Revised) of Proposed Wind Farm at Fullabrook, North Devon

Date Last Edited:Sep 25 2008 8:58AM