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HER Number:MDV41802
Name:Tosberry, Hartland

Summary

Tosberry is first recorded in 1167. The berry element of the name is suggestive of an older enclosed settlement.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 261 215
Map Sheet:SS22SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS22SE/58

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (Post Roman to Late Medieval - 410 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 76 (Monograph). SDV1312.

First recorded 1167. Tosberry contains the place name element Berry from the Old English Burh, meaning an enclosure.


Pearce, S. M., 1985, Unknown, 266 (Article in Serial). SDV4528.

May hint at an enclosed settlement of the post-Roman round type although nothing has been recorded in the field.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 93 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Although first recorded in 1167, Tosberry is inferred to have been the property of the 12 canons of Stoke St Nectan in 1086.

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. 76.
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 93.
SDV4528Article in Serial: Pearce, S. M.. 1985. Unknown. Unknown. 142. Unknown. 266.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 22 2015 11:00AM