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HER Number:MDV7237
Name:Mansion at Ilton Castle Farm


Ilton Castle Farm was built on the site of a mansion, possibly Ilton Castle itself or a later mansion. The site of the castle lies to the north-west of the farm buildings.


Grid Reference:SX 727 404
Map Sheet:SX74SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMalborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMALBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX74SW/11
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX74SW 18

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FORTIFIED MANOR HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Griffiths, D. M., Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV343455.

For earthworks north and west of this, see 13071, site of earlier manor house may have been amongst these.

Hurrell, A. W., 1878, Wreckage and the Lord Devon's Rights to the Same on the South Devon Coast, 393 (Article in Serial). SDV343457.

At one time a place of considerable importance. Erected in 1336 for the defence of the coast.

Reichel, O. J., 1913, The Hundred of Stanborough or Dippeforda in the Time of 'Testa de Nevil' AD 1243, 182,192,193,203 (Article in Serial). SDV336180.

The probable site of the Domesday manor of Edetona which, in 1086, was held by Judhel of Totnes. Some descents down to 1463 are given. Licences for a private oratory were granted in 1309 and 1374.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951 - 1980, SX74SW18 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343456.

Ilton Castle, on site of Mansion.
1. In Malborough parish are the ruins of Ilton Castle, erected in 1336 for the defence of the coast.
2. Site visit 8th August 1952. 'Mansion' (above) was either original castle or a later building incorporating, or on the site of the castle.
3. The castellated mansion, of which there are now but small remains, was built by Sir John Chiverston, who had a grant from the crown for the purpose in 1335.
4. Permission was granted In 1309 to Ymeymia, widow of John de Chiverton, to hold Divine Service in her oratory at Ilton.
5. There is now no trace of an oratory at Ilton Castle, or in its outbuildings.

Higham, R. A., 1979, The Castles of Medieval Devon, 52 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV336189.

Ilton received a licence to crenellate in 1335.

Higham, R. A., 1988, Devon Castles: An Annotated List, 146 (Article in Serial). SDV341278.

Devon County Council, 1989, DAP/PF (Aerial Photograph). SDV343454.

Waterhouse, R. E., 2000, Keynedon Barton, Sherford, Kingsbridge, 195 (Article in Serial). SDV336355.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 182,192,193,203.
SDV336189Post-Graduate Thesis: Higham, R. A.. 1979. The Castles of Medieval Devon. University of Exeter Thesis. Unknown. 52.
SDV336355Article in Serial: Waterhouse, R. E.. 2000. Keynedon Barton, Sherford, Kingsbridge. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 58. A5 Paperback. 195.
SDV341278Article in Serial: Higham, R. A.. 1988. Devon Castles: An Annotated List. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 46. Paperback Volume. 146.
SDV343454Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1989. DAP/PF. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV343455Personal Comment: Griffiths, D. M..
SDV343456Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951 - 1980. SX74SW18. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV343457Article in Serial: Hurrell, A. W.. 1878. Wreckage and the Lord Devon's Rights to the Same on the South Devon Coast. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 10. Unknown. 393.

Associated Monuments

MDV13071Related to: Deserted Settlement at Ilton, Malborough (Monument)
MDV64827Related to: Gardens at Ilton Castle (Monument)
MDV64826Related to: Ilton Medieval Castle, Malborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 21 2009 12:08PM