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HER Number:MDV971
Name:MANOR HOUSE in the Parish of Chittlehampton

Summary - not yet available


Grid Reference:SS 613 227
Map Sheet:SS62SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishChittlehampton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHITTLEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS62SW/8
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANOR HOUSE (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV325818.

Vis=estimated -/-/1960 (doe) the core is 16th century or earlier, but the house much altered in 18th century, and later re-roofed. Fuller description in list (doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV412.

Vis=est=-/-/1907 (chanter) ancient seat of the cobleighs and afterwards the giffards. An ancient mansion with the ruins of a private chapel and surrounded by a fine moat.(but moat separate, see ss62sw/36).

DMG, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68198.

Vis=10/11/1970 (os) it could not be established whether the core of the house is elizabethan, earlier or later. Externally details are 19th century. Although oliver believed there to be a priory here this was in fact at brightley in okehampton, sx59ne/1 (dmg).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV86242.

Tregelles, g. F. /tda/70(1938)15-17/proceedings at the annual meeting.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV86243.

Andrews, j. H. B. /tda/94(1962)249,256,330/chittlehampton.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV86244.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV86245.

Chanter, j. P. /devon notes and queries/5(1908-1909)8.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV86246.

Lysons, /devonshire/(1822)101.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV86247.

Risden, t. /chorographical description of devon 1580-1640/(1811)320.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV86248.

Oliver, /monasticon diocesis exoniensis/(1846)338,481.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV86249.

Adams, e. A. /tda/82(1950)32-33/presidential address.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV86250.

Des=d. M. Griffiths/as above.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV86251.

Doe/hhr:south molton rd/(-/3/1964)16.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV86252.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV86253.

Aph=dap/jk 12/(7/1/1988).

TREGELLES + ANDREWS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV86287.

Brightley barton.18c or earlier house sited next to moat (see ss62sw/36). The present house was built about 1770. An old site on which once stood the house of the fitzwarrens, who acquired the property about 1190. This site was owned by the giffords about 1500. Roger gifford is said to have built a new house, 16c, from which the "gifford screen" in the v & a museum is supposed to have come. In a state of decay in 1720, roof of the great barn partly fallen in. Shell of the main house remains, its western extremity demolished by denis rolle, as also a range of buildings on the west side of the forecourt known as kennys. The wood and stone pulled down in 1769 used to build the present barton. Col. Gifford's coat of arms transferred to the porch of the new house. Arches also possibly transferred. Formerly a gatehouse. Interesting plaster ceiling in the room to the east of the passage; the hall to the west was reconstructed as living rooms, with fine carved panels (tregelles + andrews).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=4/12/1953 (os) recorded as an ancient monument by ministry of works, owned by clinton devon estates ltd, torrington. A stone building with modern roofs and chimneys. There are two stepped buttresses at sw corner and a porch incorporates a fine round headed arch. Two of the windows retain ashlar framework. The remainder are modern. An elizabethan mansion with little apparent modernisation.

Lysons, D. + Lysons, S., 1822, Magna Britannica (Monograph). SDV323771.

Vis=est=-/-/1821 (lysons) the fitzwarrens settled at brightley in reign of henry ii, now converted into a farmhouse and owned by lord rolle. Walls of ancient chapel still stand.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV323771Monograph: Lysons, D. + Lysons, S.. 1822. Magna Britannica. Magna Britannica: A Concise Topographical Account of The Several Counties o. 6: Devonshire. Unknown.
SDV325818Report - Survey: Department of Environment.
SDV412Migrated Record:
SDV68198Migrated Record: DMG.
SDV86242Migrated Record:
SDV86243Migrated Record:
SDV86244Migrated Record:
SDV86245Migrated Record:
SDV86246Migrated Record:
SDV86247Migrated Record:
SDV86248Migrated Record:
SDV86249Migrated Record:
SDV86250Migrated Record:
SDV86251Migrated Record:
SDV86252Migrated Record:
SDV86253Aerial Photograph:
SDV86287Report - Survey: TREGELLES + ANDREWS.

Associated Monuments

MDV972Related to: Brightley Barton Camp, Chittlehampton (Monument)
MDV970Related to: Moated Site at Brightly Barton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM