MDE20857 - Hollacombe (Place)

Summary

The settlement is recorded in Domesday and was held by Alwy before the Conquest.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Hollacombe was Holecome in Domesday. It was held by Walter de Duaco, alias Walscin (or the foreigner). Before the Conquest it was held by Alwy. Later descent given. [1] Hollacombe is Holecumbe in the Assizes of 1292. It means 'hollow valley', from the two words holh and cumb. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Reichel, O. J.. 1928-1938. Hundreds of Devon: The Hundred of Braunton in Early Times. 398, 457.
  • <2> Monograph: Gover, J. E. B., Mawer, A. and Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. 50.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 6458 4377 (point) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS64SW
Civil Parish KENTISBURY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 18771
  • Devon SMR: SS64SW/50

Record last edited

Dec 15 2014 1:20PM

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