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HER Number:MDV3590
Name:Holwell medieval manor, Whitchurch

Summary

No longer extant. Site of 14th century Holwell House, which was the home of the Glanville family prior to the building of Kilworthy. No sign of the old house incorporated in the present house.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 500 731
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANOR HOUSE (Built, XIII to XIV - 1300 AD to 1399 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Modern layout of the farm at Holwell depicted on the Tithe Map. No sign of previous mansion.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57SW14, 11/08/1950 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV233395.

Site of mansion at Holwell House. There is no trace of the old house incorporated in the present house. The original house, dates of building and destruction are not known by current occupier. It was the home of the Glasville (Glanville?) family prior to the building of Kilworthy.

Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J., 1992, Archaeological Assessment of Tavistock Area Water Supply, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV340617.

Holwell is of 14th century origin.

Tavistock and District Local History Society, 2002, Whitchuch Parish. A short History of a Devon Parish (Monograph). SDV363278.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV233395Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SW14. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 11/08/1950. [Mapped feature: #20900 ]
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV340617Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J.. 1992. Archaeological Assessment of Tavistock Area Water Supply. Exeter Archaeology Report. 92.48. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.

Associated Monuments

MDV106984Related to: Holwell Farm, Whitchurch (Monument)
MDV126658Related to: Old house and outbuilding at Holwell, Whitchurch (Building)
MDV3591Related to: Possible site of a well, Holwell House, Whitchurch (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 21 2019 1:00PM