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HER Number:MDV51956
Name:Former Bitton House


The former Bitton House, built in the early 17th century and demolished in 1863, is shown on the West Teignmouth tithe map.


Grid Reference:SX 933 730
Map Sheet:SX97SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTeignmouth
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST TEIGNMOUTH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX97SW/91/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COUNTRY HOUSE (XVII - 1601 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Maps and Apportionments (Website). SDV349463.

Plot 259 is described as 'House and Courtlege' belonging to William Macworth Praed, who also owned another house to the east, now known as Bitton House.

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Plot 259 (West Teignmouth).

Bulley, J.A., 1956, Teignmouth as a Seaside Resort (Article in Serial). SDV350516.

On the Bitton Estate, adjoining the River Teign, there were three houses of some size, all built either just before or just after 1800. Of these, West Cliff House (now Bitton House) was the property of Lord Exmouth, while the original Bitton House (now destroyed) was until 1862 the home of the Praed family.

Turton, S. D., 1994, Archaeological Assessment of DCC Shaldon Bridge Reconstruction Scheme, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV18872.

The former Bitton House was located on the site of Lower Bitton Sports Ground. It dated to the early 17th century and possibly lay on or near the site of an earlier building. Demolished 1863.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV18872Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D.. 1994. Archaeological Assessment of DCC Shaldon Bridge Reconstruction Scheme. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 94.21. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV349463Website: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Maps and Apportionments. http://devon.gov.uk. Website.
SDV350516Article in Serial: Bulley, J.A.. 1956. Teignmouth as a Seaside Resort. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 88. A5 Hardback.

Associated Monuments

MDV17774Related to: Bitton House, Teignmouth (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 20 2012 9:12AM