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HER Number:MDV64255


Plot of land known as Germanie in the 17th century, between Gold Street and the river Lowman.


Grid Reference:SS 956 125
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SE/46/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BURGAGE PLOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

Borthwick, A. + Chandler, J., 1998, Greenways Almshouses, Gold Street, Tiverton, 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV343518.

A residential development is proposed for an area of land behind Greenways Almshouses in Tiverton. The site occupies the backlands of burgage tenements fronting Gold Street which extend down to the River Lowman. The area was known as 'Germanie' in the 17th century, which may be from the 13th century barton name of 'Gormundeheye', from the 14th century local family name of 'de Gormondesheie,' or from a 17th century occupier called 'German Wonnacott'. During the 17th and 18th century, deeds and leases refer to a house or houses, and gardens, occupying part of the land behing the almshouses.

Wessex Archaeology, 2003, Blundells Road, Tiverton, Devon: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, 5, 14; figure 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV345760.

Site WA 6.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV343518Report - Assessment: Borthwick, A. + Chandler, J.. 1998. Greenways Almshouses, Gold Street, Tiverton. Alison Borthwick Associates. A4 Stapled. 8.
SDV345760Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2003. Blundells Road, Tiverton, Devon: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 54068.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5, 14; figure 2.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 18 2012 11:36AM