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HER Number:MDV21807


Kingsbridge became a borough during the 13th century.


Grid Reference:SX 734 443
Map Sheet:SX74SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsbridge
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSBRIDGE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX74SW/66

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BURGH (XIII - 1201 AD to 1300 AD (Between))

Full description

Beresford, M. W. + Finberg, H. P. R., 1973, English Medieval Boroughs. A Handlist, 93 (Monograph). SDV6626.

Kingsbridge. Market granted to the Abbot of Buckfast in 1220. Represented at the eyre by six jurors of its own in 1244. A rent per annum 'as by the other burgesses' in 1295. Taxed as a borough in 1306.

Born, A. + Tanner, K., 1986, Untitled Source, 8 (Monograph). SDV337657.

Market granted in 1219. Town became a borough in 1238, although it was never incorporated.

Hooke, D., 1990, Studies on Devon Charter Boundaries, 200 (Article in Serial). SDV140514.

Exeter Archaeology, 2000, Archaeological Assessment of Kingsbridge Lower School, Fosse Road, Kingsbridge, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV336305.

Kingsbridge was carved out of Churstow parish circa 1220, when the market was granted. The lands of Churstow parish equated roughly to the Domesday estate of Norton held by the Abbot of Buckfast in 1086.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140514Article in Serial: Hooke, D.. 1990. Studies on Devon Charter Boundaries. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 122. A5 Paperback. 200.
SDV336305Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2000. Archaeological Assessment of Kingsbridge Lower School, Fosse Road, Kingsbridge. Exeter Archaeology Report. 00.08. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV337657Monograph: Born, A. + Tanner, K.. 1986. Kingsbridge, Devon. A5 Paperback. 8.
SDV6626Monograph: Beresford, M. W. + Finberg, H. P. R.. 1973. English Medieval Boroughs. A Handlist. English Medieval Boroughs. A Handlist. A5 Hardback. 93.

Associated Monuments

MDV69827Related to: Narrow Burgage Plots, Fore Street (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 20 2012 9:44AM