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Title:The Hundred of Sulfretona or Hairidge in Early Times
Originator:Reichel, O. J.
Summary:'Yard Downs' was Heireda in Domesday. It formed part of the holdings of the Engineer Officer (Arbalestarii). It was held by Richard under Gobold. Before the conquest, it belonged to Chippin, or Chipping. In 1303, it was called Yurdon and held by William Thorlock. Yarde Farm to the south (see PRN 16215) was also part of this holding, although the two farms are some distance apart.

Associated Monuments (15)

MDV12476Ash Barton, Braunton (Building)
MDV16209Billingsmoor, Bradninch (Monument)
MDV1450Clyst William Settlement (Monument)
MDV10612Datton Manor, Colaton Raleigh, Newton Poppleford and Harpford (Monument)
MDV16156France Farm (Monument)
MDV3686Kigbeare, Chapel Meadow (Monument)
MDV71405Kigbeare, Old Town Mead (Monument)
MDV16337Langford (Monument)
MDV16188Middle Marwood (Monument)
MDV15453Orway, Kentisbeare (Monument)
MDV15447Padbrook Farm (Monument)
MDV15455Sainthill, Kentisbeare (Monument)
MDV16314Shrunken medieval settlement at Haxton, Bratton Fleming (Monument)
MDV16216Silverton, Yard Downs (Monument)
MDV16215Yarde, Silverton (Monument)