MDE20869 - Whitefield (Place)


Whitefield was named Witefela in Domesday.

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Full Description

Whitefield, otherwise known as Whitfield, was Witefela in Domesday. It was held by the Bishop of Coutances. Before the Conquest it was held by Sawin. Whitfield was annexed to High Bray in 1086. Some early descents given. [1] The settlement is labelled Whitefield on the High Bray Tithe Map. [2] The site has been mapped using historic maps available to the HER; however, it may have extended beyond the polygonised area prior to 1838. [2-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Monograph: Reichel, O. J.. 1928-1938. Hundreds of Devon: The Hundred of Shirwell in Early Times. 462, 474, 491, 492.
  • <2> Map: Northcote, G.. 1838. High Bray Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #42025 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 7040 3596 (190m by 196m)
Map sheet SS73NW
Historic Parish HIGH BRAY

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 19085
  • Devon SMR: SS73NW/578/1

Record last edited

Sep 9 2020 3:07PM


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