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HER Number:MDV76254
Name:Upcott, Dowland


The settlement of Upcott in Dowland was first mentioned in 1219


Grid Reference:SS 576 096
Map Sheet:SS50NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDowland
Ecclesiastical ParishDOWLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (XII to Post Medieval - 1200 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 368 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Upcott is mentioned as 'Uppecott' in 1219.

Ellis, D. A., 1992, Dowland Past and Present, 49 (Pamphlet). SDV344172.

Upcott was referred to as Uppacott and Upton and first mentioned in 1219. In 1241 it was held by John de Reigni together with Iddesleigh and then passed to Walter de Sully. The farmstead of West Upcott has outbuildings showing traces of an earlier dwelling and Higher Upcott and The Ridges are both old cottages

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback. 368.
SDV344172Pamphlet: Ellis, D. A.. 1992. Dowland Past and Present. Paperback Volume. 49. [Mapped feature: #48344 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 3 2010 10:21AM