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HER Number:MDV41849
Name:Blegberry, Hartland

Summary

Blegberry contains the place name element berry which could indicate an enclosure, possibly of the Post-Roman 'round' type.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 231 262
Map Sheet:SS22NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS22NW/4/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (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, 77 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Blegberry contains the place name element 'Berry' from the Old English 'burgh' meaning enclosure.


Pearce, S. M., 1985, The Early Church in the Landscape: The Evidence from North Devon (part), 266 (Article in Serial). SDV336495.

The 'berry' element in the place name may hint at enclosed settlement of the post-Roman 'round' type.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 100 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

The name may hint at an enclosed settlement of the Post-Roman "round" type although nothing has been recorded in the field.

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. 77.
SDV336495Article in Serial: Pearce, S. M.. 1985. The Early Church in the Landscape: The Evidence from North Devon (part). Archaeological Journal. 142. A4 Stapled + Digital. 266.
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. 100. [Mapped feature: #24895 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV70Related to: Blegberry Farmhouse, Hartland (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 22 2015 11:51AM