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HER Number:MDV64518
Name:Week, North Tawton


The common place-name of 'week' or 'weeke' was recorded in 1275 although the origins of this settlement are obscure but its position near the ford on the river taw would suggest an early date (ea).


Grid Reference:SS 652 017
Map Sheet:SS60SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNorth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH TAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS60SE/106

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (First mentioned, XIII - 1275 AD to 1275 AD)

Full description

Exeter Archaeology, 2001, Archaeological Assessment of North Tawton Flood Defence Scheme, No. 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV319171.

The name Week is first documented in 1275. The origins of the settlement are obscure but may have been due to its location close to a convenient fording place of the River Taw. The ford and an associated cart track leading to the farm are shown on the 1954 Ordnance Survey map. The former farmhouse is of late 16th/early 17th century date, although possibly with earlier origins.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319171Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of North Tawton Flood Defence Scheme. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.34. A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 2. [Mapped feature: #41602 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV64519Related to: Week Barton Farmhouse, North Tawton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2014 12:48PM