Bampton in Devon

Bampton in Devon

 

Farms & Manors - Early Records

The following is a list of the manors and farms in Bampton parish with their early spellings, the date when they first appeared in print, and where known, the derivation of the name. It is not an exhaustive list as many farms simply did not appear in print in early years.

Bampton: Badentone (1084), Badentona, Baentona (1086), Badentuna (1090), Bahentona (1120), Bathentona, Banton (1156), Baenton (1176), Benton (1183), Baunton (1221), Baunptone (1274), Bamton (1253), Bauton (1303), Baumton (1336). Dwelling by the pool or bath [in the river].
Arthurshayne: Arthurshaine (1678). Hayes and Hayne derive from the Saxon Haeg, a farm, holding, or enclosure.
Balls Barn: Belonged to Henry Ball (1524).
Benshayes: Bonstye (1665); Bensty (1731).
Birchdown: Birchdown, Byrchland (1614); Birche Downe (1630), Byrchland alias Byrchdowne (1655).
Bowdens: 1333.
Bremridge: Bremeridge (1525). Bramble Ridge.
Cudmore: Cuddemore (1238). Cudda’s Moor.
Dayles: Home of John Daly (1333).
Diptford: Deppaforda, Depeforde (1086), Depeford (1238), Dup(e)ford (1303), Dipford (1566). Deep Ford.
Doddiscombe: Dadscomb (1086), Doddescumb (1244), Dodiscombe (1303), Dodescombe (1491). Dodd’s Combe.
Dowhills: A possible reference (Dowal) in 1303 but may be Duvale. Next positive reference 1731 Dowells.
Druidshayne: Durantishayne. Home of William Duraunt (1310). Druidshayne appeared about 1800.
Duvale: (1086) ; Deuual (1185), Deuval(e) (1239), Devale (1284), Denvale (1302), Douwal (1303), Dyeuval (1356). Celtic - du (black), bal (peak). N.B. Ballhill is not far away and once within the manor of Duvale.
Exebridge: Pontem de Exe (1256), Exbrigg (1303).
Ford: Lafforde (1281).
Ganders: (1690)
Grants: Graunts (1665).
Gumbland: Gumland (1665)
Hayne: La Heghes (1333), (le) Hayne (1432), Hayton (late 1500’s).
Higher Arthurshayne: Higher Arterishayin (1712).
Holcombe Farm: Hollecumbe (1238). Hollow Combe.
Hone: La Hone (1238). Han - Old English, Boundary Stone.
Hurtshill: Hunteswell (1549); Hurtshill (1655).
Kersdown Barton: (1723); Great Carsdone (1665). [Little Carsdone also mentioned].
Knowles: (1665).
Lodfin: Lodefenne (1228), Loddefenne (1317), Lodfen (1481). Fen, marshy spot.
Lutterell: Lutterwill (1327). Hluttor - Old English, clear, bright, well.
North Down Wood: Northdown (1549).
Petton: Alwinestona (1086). Saxon - Alwin’s Settlement. Patteton (1219), Patington (1244), Patton, Pyaton (1303), Paedeton (1316), Peteton, Petton, Peatton (1368), Peacton (1428). Peatta’s Settlement.
Pipshayne: Pypsoyn (1525); Pypshayne (1722); Pipshayne (1731).
Popes: Home of Nicholas Pope (1330).
Priestland Copse: Le pristes lond (1549).
Quartley: Quarterley (1731).
Ranscombe: Ramyscombe (1549).
Rill: Home of Robert atte Hill (1333).
Shillingford: Sellingeford (1179), Shillyngford (1332), Thillyngeforde (1371).
Shute: (1402).
Snailcott: (1712), Snaylcroft (1825). Nether Snailcott: (1704).
Sparkhayne: Sperkeheghe (1311), Sperheng’ (1332), Spearkheghes (1356), Sperkheys (1475). Owned by Roger Sperke in 1327.
Sunderleigh: Synderdelegh (1249). Syndrian - Old English, separated clearing.
Waterhouse Farm: (1714).
Way: Home of Walter atte Weye (1332).
Week Cottage: Estwyck juxta Baunton (1311). [East Week next to Bampton].
Westbrooke: Home of John de Westebrok (1281).
Whites Cottage: Home of Nicholas le White (1332).
Whittenhayes: Wytheheies (1330).
Wonham: Wonneham (1330). Wonna's hamm.
Zeal: Lasela (1107), Sele (1332), Zayle (1567), Sayles (1805).
Zeal Ball: (1665). Nether Zeal, Over Zeal: (1731).

Tom McManamon

 

 

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