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HER Number:MDV76261
Name:Medieval Settlement at Dowland


The Medieval settlement at Dowland was mentioned in Domesday and known by various names throughout the Medieval period


Grid Reference:SS 568 103
Map Sheet:SS51SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDowland
Ecclesiastical ParishDOWLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (Early Medieval to XV - 1066 AD to 1450 AD (Between))

Full description

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 367 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Dowland has also been referred to as 'Duuland' in 1266 and 'Duylond' in 1340.

Ellis, D. A., 1992, Dowland Past and Present, 8-9,51 (Pamphlet). SDV344172.

Dowland was mentioned in the Domesday Book as 'Duvelanda' when it belonged to Goscelm. In 1242 it was referred to as 'Dugheland', in 1291 as 'Doughelonde' and in 1428 as 'Doweland' and 'Dauland'.

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. 367.
SDV344172Pamphlet: Ellis, D. A.. 1992. Dowland Past and Present. Paperback Volume. 8-9,51. [Mapped feature: #48345 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV11970Related to: Dowland Barton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 3 2010 2:04PM