MDE20419 - Bentwitchen (Place)

Summary

The settlement appears to have medieval origins.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Bentwitchen. Built on the site of a medieval farmstead mentioned in the 1332 lay subsidy. [1] Bentwitchen is mentioned in the lay subsidy rolls of 1330 as 'Bayntwichene', in 1581 as 'Baintwitchin' and as 'Bentwichin' in 1609. Possibly it means 'Baega's Crossways'. [2] The settlement has been mapped using historic mapping available to the HER, although it may once have extended further. [3-6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Article in serial: Annett, N.. 1976. North Molton: The pre-census population. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 108. 71.
  • <2> Monograph: Gover, J. E. B., Mawer, A. and Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. 345.
  • <3> Map: 1841. North Molton Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7310 3400 (260m by 180m)
Map sheet SS73SW
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 15576
  • Devon SMR: SS73SW/35

Record last edited

Apr 10 2019 12:55PM

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