MDE20863 - Martinhoe (Place)


Martinhoe is recorded in Domesday. The village is shown on historic mapping.

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Martinhoe was Matingeho in Domesday. It was held by Drogo of the Bishop of Coutances. Before the Conquest it was held by Dodo. Early descents of the manor are given. [1] The historic core has been recorded in the GIS using historic mapping available to the HER. [2-4] Martinhoe lies in the historic hundred and deanery of Shirwell. The Manor of Martinhoe belonged to the St. Albyns; by the time of Lysons (1822) it was the property of George Courtenay, Esq., who was the patron of the rectory. The name Martinhoe is thought to have come from Martin’s Hoe, or Martin’s Height, named after the Martyn family who owned the land prior to the St. Albyns. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Monograph: Reichel, O. J.. 1928-1938. Hundreds of Devon: The Hundred of Shirwell in Early Times. 390, 404, 462, 468, 469, 471-3, 475.
  • <2> Map: 1842. Martinhoe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #42070 ]
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Report: Wapshott, E. and Boyd, N.. 2018. The Shippon and Birch Cottage, Martinhoe, Exmoor, Devon: Historic building recording. 5.



Grid reference Centred SS 6677 4867 (188m by 189m) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 19074
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/68
  • Local Plan - Historic Core

Record last edited

Jan 4 2021 3:53PM


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