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HER Number:MDV21573
Name:Salcombe Medieval Settlement


Salcombe was part of the Manor of Badestana at Domesday & became separate in around the 14th century


Grid Reference:SX 740 392
Map Sheet:SX73NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSalcombe
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSALCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX73NW/30

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (XI to XVII - 1001 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Reichel, O. J., 1913, The Hundred of Stanborough or Dippeforda in the Time of 'Testa de Nevil' AD 1243, 182, 203 (Article in Serial). SDV336180.

Salcombe. At the time of Domesday, Salcombe was part of the Manor of Badestana (Batson). Later descents of Salcombe (which became separate in 14th century?) given.

Allan, J. P., 1984, Untitled Source, 301 (Monograph). SDV335862.

Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 708 (Monograph). SDV325629.

Gray, T., 1990, Early Stuart Mariners and Shipping, 10-2, 88-90 (Article in Serial). SDV335863.

Turton, S. D., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of SWW Salcombe Marine Discharge Scheme, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV174932.

The existence of the medieval chapel (see PRN 36191) suggests that there was significant settlement alongside the harbour in the middle ages, probably incorporating one or more quays. By early 17th century Salcombe had become a major maritime settlement, and by late 18th century there were several established shipyards. Between 1796 and 1887 these were extended by foreshore reclamation. Most are now quays and small boatyards.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV174932Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of SWW Salcombe Marine Discharge Scheme. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.58. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 708.
SDV335862Monograph: Allan, J. P.. 1984. Medieval and Post-Medieval Finds from Exeter 1971-1980. 3. A4 Hardback. 301.
SDV335863Article in Serial: Gray, T.. 1990. Early Stuart Mariners and Shipping. Devon and Cornwall Record Society. 33. Unknown. 10-2, 88-90.
SDV336180Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1913. The Hundred of Stanborough or Dippeforda in the Time of 'Testa de Nevil' AD 1243. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 45. A5 Hardback. 182, 203.

Associated Monuments

MDV36191Related to: Salcombe, Site of Medieval Chapel (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 20 2006 12:59PM