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HER Number:MDV8471
Name:Treable Settlement

Summary

Deserted medieval settlement at Treable inhabited since Celtic times

Location

Grid Reference:SX 720 928
Map Sheet:SX79SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCheriton Bishop
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHERITON BISHOP

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX79SW/31

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (VIII to Late Medieval - 701 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Reichel, O. J., 1897, The Domesday Hundreds of Devon: Part 3. The Hundred of North Tawton, 258 (Article in Serial). SDV337560.

The Domesday Manor consisted of Trebbles, Easton, and Partridge. All farms in the parish.


Reichel, O. J., 1912, Early Descents of the Manors in the Wonford Hundred, 336 (Article in Serial). SDV38843.


Reichel, O. J., 1912, The Domesday Hundred of Wenford or Wonford, 301,308 (Article in Serial). SDV38842.

Part of the Domesday Manor of Lantford and, in 1086, an estate belonging to Godwin of Chittlehampton. Early tenancies and descents of ownership are given.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 429 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Tryfebel 1242 Celtic name, first element being 'tre(v)', a homestead or village.


Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 363 (Monograph). SDV17562.

Treable is a Celtic place name. Almost certainly it has been inhabited since Celtic times.


Finberg, H. P. R., 1968, Some Crediton documents re-examined with some observations on the criticism of Anglo-Saxon charters, 81 (Article in Serial). SDV38145.

In 976, some 10,000 acres were recorded as 'Hyple's Old Land'. By the 13th century, this was known as 'Tryf-ebell'.


Beresford, M. W., 1971, Untitled Source, 186 (Monograph). SDV38838.

Deserted medieval village at Treable.


Hall, J. + Hamlin, A., 1976, Deserted Medieval Settlements in Devon, 6 (Article in Serial). SDV38836.

The area around Treable Farm exhibits no remains of medieval desertion. Heavy damp ridge. Field occasionally ploughed; shows slight earthworks but no clear foundations.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1982, SX79SW10, 10 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV38837.


Coates, R. + Breeze, A, + Horovitz, D., 2000, A Grant by Edward the Martyr & Treable Farm, Cheriton Bishop: A Breeze, 138-9 (Article in Monograph). SDV323189.

Treable probably derives its name from the River Yeo to the north with an original Welsh name of 'Ebill' meaning 'auger'.The survival of the Celtic name suggests continuity of settlement at Treable from the 8C.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 429.
SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 363.
SDV323189Article in Monograph: Coates, R. + Breeze, A, + Horovitz, D.. 2000. A Grant by Edward the Martyr & Treable Farm, Cheriton Bishop: A Breeze. Celtic Voices English Places: Studies of the Celtic impact on place-names i. Part 4: Some Devon Place-Names. 138-9.
SDV337560Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1897. The Domesday Hundreds of Devon: Part 3. The Hundred of North Tawton. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 28. Unknown. 258.
SDV38145Article in Serial: Finberg, H. P. R.. 1968. Some Crediton documents re-examined with some observations on the criticism of Anglo-Saxon charters. Antiquaries Journal. 48. Unknown. 81.
SDV38836Article in Serial: Hall, J. + Hamlin, A.. 1976. Deserted Medieval Settlements in Devon. Devon Historian. 13. A5 Paperback. 6.
SDV38837Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1982. SX79SW10. SX79SW. 10.
SDV38838Monograph: Beresford, M. W.. 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages. 186.
SDV38842Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1912. The Domesday Hundred of Wenford or Wonford. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 44. A5 Hardback. 301,308.
SDV38843Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1912. Early Descents of the Manors in the Wonford Hundred. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 44. A5 Hardback. 336.

Associated Monuments

MDV15631Related to: Cheriton Bishop, Easton Barton (Monument)
MDV15800Related to: Partridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2593 - SX79SW 10

Date Last Edited:Dec 17 2013 2:42PM