MDE20855 - Trentishoe (Place)

Summary

Trentishoe was Trendesholt in Domesday. It was held by Drogo of the Bishop of Coutances. Before the Conquest it was held by Bricsi or Brixi.

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Trentishoe was Trendesholt in Domesday. It was held by Drogo of the Bishop of Coutances. Before the Conquest it was held by Bricsi or Brixi. Early descents given. [1] Trentishoe first appears in the Domesday Book as Trendesholt in 1086. It is mentioned in various documents throughout the Middle Ages and spelt in different ways. The word is probably a compound of the Old English 'trendel', meaning circle, and 'hoh', as suggested by Blome meaning hill. Trentishoe down is a circular hill and from it is a high spur of land projecting northeastwards towards Trentishoe Church. Hence, spur of (or by) the circular hill. [2] The settlement is visible on the Tithe Map for Trentishoe and the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Surveys. This information has been used to map the historic core. [3-5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Monograph: Reichel, O. J.. 1928-1938. Hundreds of Devon: The Hundred of Braunton in Early Times. 394, 404, 427, 448, 457, 458.
  • <2> Monograph: Gover, J. E. B., Mawer, A. and Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. 56.
  • <3> Map: 1842. Trentishoe 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.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6470 4857 (181m by 200m) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS64NW
Civil Parish TRENTISHOE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 18687
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 30736
  • Devon SMR: SS64NW/38
  • Devon SMR: SS64NW/61
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21026
  • Local Plan - Historic Core

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Aug 17 2020 12:03PM

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