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HER Number:MDV39061
Name:Nunford Dairy, Colyton

Summary

Nunford is first mentioned in 1333 and again in 1420. In 1652 it comprised two tenements but only Nunford Dairy is shown on modern maps.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 257 946
Map Sheet:SY29SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishColyton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCOLYTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29SE/110

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Unknown date)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Nunford' is shown on the 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map as an L-shaped bulding with a rectangular building to the east around an irregular shaped yard surrounded by orchards. Site marked as 'Nunford Dairy' on 1904-1906 map on which small building has been replaced by a larger structure and two further buildings added.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 624 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Nunford is first mentioned as 'Nonneford' in the lay subsidy rolls of 1333 and again in another document of 1420. It probably means Nunna's Ford or Nuns Ford.


Pye, A. R. + Turton, S. D., 1989, Historic Landscape Assessment of Five Possible Reservoir Sites in the Axe Valley, East Devon, 8-9 (Report - Assessment). SDV336543.

In 1652 Nunford consisted of two tenements but only Nunford Dairy is shown on modern maps.


Goodyear, R. I., 1990, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV336817.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 1185 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Nunford is first mentioned in a document of 1333. It probably means 'Nunna's ford' or 'Nuns ford'.
SMR.


Wessex Archaeology, 2007, Historic Environment Audit of Devon County Farms. Pilot Project. Results of Nunford Dairy, Colyton (Report - Assessment). SDV338538.

Historic environment audit of Nunford Dairy undertaken by Conservation Management, a division of Wessex Archaeology, for Devon County Council. Nunford Dairy is 1 of 93 farm holdings that make up Devon County Farms Estate. The farm currently covers an area of c29.3 hectares. The field boundaries are, for the most part, those shown on the Tithe Map, although a number have disappeared since that time. The curving form of some of the hedges suggests that they were medieval enclosures formed from strip fields.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 624.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336543Report - Assessment: Pye, A. R. + Turton, S. D.. 1989. Historic Landscape Assessment of Five Possible Reservoir Sites in the Axe Valley, East Devon. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 89.06. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8-9.
SDV336817Worksheet: Goodyear, R. I.. 1990. Worksheet.
SDV338538Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. Historic Environment Audit of Devon County Farms. Pilot Project. Results of Nunford Dairy, Colyton. Wessex Archaeology Report. 64350.13. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 1185.

Associated Monuments

MDV59122Parent of: Linhay Orchard, Nunford Dairy, Colyton (Monument)
MDV73713Parent of: Milking Parlour, Nunford Dairy, Colyton (Monument)
MDV73705Parent of: Nunford Dairy Farmhouse, Colyton (Monument)
MDV73706Parent of: Pump, Nunford Dairy, Colyton (Monument)
MDV11363Parent of: Ridge and Furrow, Holwells Orchard, Nunford Dairy, Colyton (Monument)
MDV73712Parent of: Single storey building, Nunford Dairy, Colyton (Monument)
MDV11371Related to: Bulls Close and Pit, Nunford Dairy, Colyton (Monument)
MDV11387Related to: Carswells Piece, Nunford Dairy, Colyton (Monument)
MDV59123Related to: Site of barn, Nunford Dairy, Colyton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4199 - Devon County Farms Historic Environment Audit (Pilot Project)

Date Last Edited:Sep 14 2016 2:54PM