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HER Number:MDV21763
Name:Winkleigh Borough


Borough status was granted to Winkleigh in 1237, and the borough court sat until 1848


Grid Reference:SS 632 080
Map Sheet:SS60NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWinkleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishWINKLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS60NW/18

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BURGH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

NMR, SS60NW9 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV7451.

Beresford, M. W. + Finberg, H. P. R., 1973, English Medieval Boroughs. A Handlist, 100 (Monograph). SDV6626.

Grant of a burgage in Winkleigh in 1237. Deed referring to the Portreeve of the Borough in 1455.

Humphreys, C., 2005, Land between Shute Lane & Exeter Road, Winkleigh, 2.2, 2.3 (Report - Assessment). SDV322214.

In 1237 borough status was granted to the manor of Winkleigh Keynes & a charter of 1262 granted a weekly market & three annual fairs. A deed of 1455 refers to the Portreeve (sheriff) of the borough. The borough court sat until 1848. The Black Death in the 14C affected Winkleigh so badly that in 1349 no houses in the town were paying rent.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV322214Report - Assessment: Humphreys, C.. 2005. Land between Shute Lane & Exeter Road, Winkleigh. Southwest Archaeology Report. 050720. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.2, 2.3.
SDV6626Monograph: Beresford, M. W. + Finberg, H. P. R.. 1973. English Medieval Boroughs. A Handlist. English Medieval Boroughs. A Handlist. A5 Hardback. 100.
SDV7451National Monuments Record Database: NMR. SS60NW9. SS60NW.

Associated Monuments

MDV1124Related to: Court Castle, Winkleigh (Monument)
MDV1123Related to: Croft Castle, Winkleigh (Monument)
MDV12566Related to: Winkleigh Court (Building)
MDV71520Related to: Winkleigh, Settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1872 - Land between Shute Lane & Exeter Road, Winkleigh

Date Last Edited:Aug 25 2006 10:00AM