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HER Number:MDV42856
Name:Sorley Manor, West Alvington

Summary

Sorley was a medieval manor mentioned from 19th century onwards.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 727 466
Map Sheet:SX74NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishChurchstow
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST ALVINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX74NW/19/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANOR (X to Late Medieval - 901 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Reichel, O. J., 1913, The Hundred of Stanborough or Dippeforda in the Time of 'Testa de Nevil' AD 1243, 181 & 206 (Article in Serial). SDV336180.

The probable site of the Domesday manor of Surleia. The estate is mentioned in 'Testa de Nevil' and the author gives some early descents after 1166.


Alexander, J. J., 1930 - 1931, Place names for identification, 119 (Article in Serial). SDV336907.

Modern Sorley appears in Testa de Nevil as Surleigh.


Hoskins, W. G., 1942 - 1946, Devonshire Gentry in Carolean Times (Article in Serial). SDV44634.

Mid 17th century records show that Sorley or Surley was then the property of the Tremaynes of Collacombe.


Hooke, D., 1990, Studies on Devon Charter Boundaries, 195-7 (Article in Serial). SDV140514.

The Manor of Sorley (part of West Alvington) was granted by Edgar in AD 962. By 1086 much of this land had been taken into the Barony of Totnes.


Wessex Archaeology, 2007, Historic Environment Audit of Devon County Farms. Pilot Project. Results of Higher Leigh Farm, Leigh Cross, Kingsbridge, 9 (Report - Assessment). SDV338380.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140514Article in Serial: Hooke, D.. 1990. Studies on Devon Charter Boundaries. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 122. A5 Paperback. 195-7.
SDV336180Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1913. The Hundred of Stanborough or Dippeforda in the Time of 'Testa de Nevil' AD 1243. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 45. A5 Hardback. 181 & 206.
SDV336907Article in Serial: Alexander, J. J.. 1930 - 1931. Place names for identification. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 16. Unknown. 119.
SDV338380Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. Historic Environment Audit of Devon County Farms. Pilot Project. Results of Higher Leigh Farm, Leigh Cross, Kingsbridge. Wessex Archaeology Report. 64350.07. A4 Stapled + Digital. 9.
SDV44634Article in Serial: Hoskins, W. G.. 1942 - 1946. Devonshire Gentry in Carolean Times. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 22. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV7094Related to: MANOR HOUSE in the Parish of Churchstow (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 3 2007 2:45PM