MDE20864 - Kemacott or Kimmacot (Place)

Summary

Kemacott, alias Kimmacot, was included in Martinhoe (Matingeho) in Domesday. This was held by Drogo of the Bishop of Coutances. Before the Conquest it was held by Dodo.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Kemacott, alias Kimmacot, was included in Martinhoe (Matingeho) in Domesday. This was held by Drogo of the Bishop of Coutances. Before the Conquest it was held by Dodo. [1] Documented in 1330 and 1537. [2] It was noted during a site visit in January 1983 that Kemacott consists of two working farms and at least two cottages. The buildings are made of stone, rendered with slate roofs and some large stacks. A good medieval settlement site with associated strip field system to west. [3] The settlement has been mapped using historic mapping available to the HER but may originally have extended beyond this area. [4-6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Monograph: Reichel, O. J.. 1928-1938. Hundreds of Devon: The Hundred of Shirwell in Early Times. 476, 477, 493.
  • <2> Monograph: Gover, J. E. B., Mawer, A. and Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. 66.
  • <3> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. Site visit, S Timms, 21 January 1983.
  • <4> Map: 1842. Martinhoe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #46766 ]
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6651 4707 (189m by 144m) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS64NE
Civil Parish MARTINHOE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 19075
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/69

Record last edited

Oct 27 2020 3:16PM

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