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HER Number:MDV7260
Name:Norden House


Remains of former manor house, probably medieval, incorporateded into 17th century house, with later alterations and additions.


Grid Reference:SX 728 441
Map Sheet:SX74SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsbridge
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST ALVINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX74SW/26
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 431553

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANOR HOUSE (Early Medieval to XVII - 1066 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX74SW12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV348753.

Dymond, R., 1877, Kingsbridge and Dodbrooke., 150 (Article in Serial). SDV141016.

Manor house. Norton or Norden was the 'dene' or 'dune' which commanded the town of Kingsbridge on the north.

Davies, W., 1913, Buckfast Abbey and its relation to Kingsbridge., 143-4 (Article in Serial). SDV141008.

The site of the Domesday manor of Notone, referred to as Northdune in mid-12th century. The site of the town of Kingsbridge formed part of this manor, which in the reign of Edward the Confessor belonged to the Abbey of Buckfast.

Reichel, O. J., 1913, The Hundred of Stanborough or Dippeforda in the Time of 'Testa de Nevil' AD 1243, 170,179,197,202,206,207 (Article in Serial). SDV336180.

Reichel refers to the domesday manor of Notona in the parish of Churchstow.

Department of Environment, 1972, Kingsbridge, 39 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV141018.

Probably 17th century with alterations and additions. Two storey, six sash windows, with glazing bars and exposed frames, at first floor. Local stone, old slate roof, massive shouldered chimney. Wide entrance door with glazed upper half, added wood porch. Probably medieval, ruined remains, lower half of massive walls, stone and part cob, rectangular on plan with cross-wall. No features apparent, some walls rising to ten feet approximately.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV141008Article in Serial: Davies, W.. 1913. Buckfast Abbey and its relation to Kingsbridge.. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 45. A5 Paperback. 143-4.
SDV141016Article in Serial: Dymond, R.. 1877. Kingsbridge and Dodbrooke.. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 9. A5 Hardback. 150.
SDV141018List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Kingsbridge. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 39.
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. 170,179,197,202,206,207.
SDV348753Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX74SW12. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 4 2020 1:49PM