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    The Domesday Book, 1086

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    East Allington
    Alintone: Richard FitzThorold.
    Home of the Fortescue family, one of whom is said to have saved the Conqueror's life at the Battle of Hastings.

    East Buckland
    Bocheland / landa / lant: Bishop of Coutances.

    East Budleigh
    Bodelie / leia: King's land.
    Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618) was born at Hayes Barton nearby.

    East Down
    Dune / Duna: Ralph de Limesy. 110 sheep.
    East Down House, c.1700.

    Eastleigh
    Lei / Leia: Ansketel from William Cheever.

    East Manley
    Maenelege: Gotshelm.

    East Putford
    Potiforde / forda: Ansger le Breton from Count of Mortain. 23 cattle, 150 sheep.

    Edginswell
    Wille / Willa: Ralph Pagnell. 30 cattle.
    Part of Torquay.

    Efford
    Elforde: Robert Bastard. Fishery.
    Part of Plymouth.

    Eggbeer
    Eigebere / Eighebera: Modbert from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Lower Eggbeer Farm.

    Eggbuckland
    Bocheland / landa: Iudhael of Totnes. Salthouse.
    Part of Plymouth.

    Elfordleigh
    Lege / Lega: Ralph from Iudhael of Totnes.
    Elfordleigh Hotel; Elfordleigh Farm; Elfordleigh Wood.

    Elsford
    Eilavesford / Ailavesfort: Bishop of Coutances.
    Elsford Farm; 2 tiny hamlets, Elford Rock and Lower Elford.

    Englebourne
    Engleborne / borna: Baldwin the Sheriff; Reginald from William de Falaise. Cob.
    Now 2 hamlets, Key's and Great Englebourne.

    Ermington
    Ermentone / -tona / Hermentona: King's land, formerly Asgar the Cramped. Salthouse.
    On the Saxon plan; church with a leaning spire.

    Essebeare
    Labere / bera: Hubert from Odo FitzGamelin.

    Exbourne
    Echeburne / Etcheborna / Hechesburne: Roger from Baldwin the Sheriff; Alfred le Breton. 18 cattle.

    Exeter
    Execestre / Essecestra / Exonia: 300 king's houses (48 destroyed since the king came to England); various landholders own houses; churches held by Bishop of Exeter, Battle Church (St. Olaf's), Count of Mortain (who also holds an orchard).
    City and county capital, dating from Roman times and an important port until the 13th century. The Bishop's Palace contains the Exeter Book of 950 and the Exon Domesday Book.

    Exminster
    Aise- / Axe- / Esseminstre / Aexe- / Aise- / Axe- / Esseministra: King's land and William d'Eu and Battle Church from the king; William Cheever, formerly Viking. Fishery. 220 sheep.
    Church with an unusual 17th century plaster ceiling.

    Exwick
    Essoic: Baldwin the Sheriff. Mill.
    Part of Exeter.

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    Fardel
    Ferdendel / delle / della: Reginald from Count of Mortain. Cob, 11 cattle, 30 goats.
    Fardel Mill Farm; Fardel, a tiny hamlet.

    Farleigh
    Ferlei / leia: King's land.

    Farringdon
    Ferentone / -tona / Ferhendone / -dona: Bretel from Count of Mortain; Fulchere. 6 cows.

    Farway
    Farewei / weia: Bishop of Coutances; Ludo from Gotshelm. 12 cattle, 30 goats.
    Named after the old ridgeway above the village.

    Farwood
    Forhode / Forohoda: Herbert from William de Poilley.
    Farwood Barton.

    Fenacre
    Wennacre / Vennacra: Osmund from Gotshelm.
    Fenacre Farm.

    Feniton
    Finetone / Finatona: Drogo from Count of Mortain.

    Fernhill (in Shaugh)
    Fernehelle / hella: Thorgils from Iudhael of Totnes.
    Tiny, and the site of an old manor house.

    Filleigh
    Filelei / -leia / Filileia: Baldwin the Sheriff. 14 cattle.
    Castle Hill, a 17th century house with a park designed by William Kent.

    Flete
    Flutes: Robert d'Aumale.
    Flete House, a Victorian Tudor mansion by Norman Shaw.

    Follaton
    Foletone / tona: St. Mary of Totnes from Iudhael of Totnes.
    Follaton House, now council offices.

    Ford (in Chivelstone)
    Forde / Forda: Ralph from Iudhael of Totnes.
    Tiny.

    Fremington
    Framintone / tona: Bishop of Coutances, formerly Earl Harold. 150 sheep.
    Church with a carved Norman water stoup and fragments of medieval wall painting.

    Frithelstock
    Fredelestoch / Fredeletestoc: Ralph FitzIvo from Count of Mortain. 20 cattle.
    18th century houses round the village green; ruins of an Augustinian priory founded 1220.

    Frizenham
    Friseham: Alfred the Butler from Count of Mortain.

    Fursham
    Fierseham: Monks of Mont St. Michel from Count of Mortain.
    Tiny.

    Furze (in West Buckland)
    Ferse: William de Falaise.
    Tiny.

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    Galmpton (in Churston Ferrers)
    Galmentone / tona: Ralph de Feugeres. Cob, 100 sheep.
    Some houses.

    Galmpton (in South Huish)
    Walementone / Walenimtona: Ralph from Iudhael of Totnes.

    Galsworthy
    Galeshore / hora: Ansger le Breton from Count of Mortain.

    Gappah
    Gatepade / pada: Roger from Ralph de Pomeroy. 12 cattle, 100 sheep, 60 goats.
    Some houses.

    Gatcombe
    Gatecumbe / Gatcumba: Ansger, the king's servant. 100 sheep.
    Gatcombe Farm.

    Georgeham
    Hamel-Hama: Theobald FitzBerner.
    Thatched cottages; 13th century church, much restored.

    George Nympton
    Limet / Nimete / Nimet / Nimeta: Odo FitzGamelin. Cob, 12 cattle.

    George Teign
    Teigne / Teigna: Roger de Meulles from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    George Teign Barton.

    Germansweek
    Wiche / Wica / Wyca: Rainer from Baldwin the Sheriff.

    Gidcott
    Gildescote / cota: Gilbert from Robert d'Aumale. 15 cattle.
    Now Higher Gidcott.

    Gidleigh
    Chiderleia / Ghiderleia: Godwin the Priest, the pre-Conquest holder, from Count of Mortain.
    Gidleigh Castle, built by Baldwin de Brionne, possibly on Saxon foundations.

    Gittisham
    Gidesham / sam: Gotshelm. Mill. 2 cobs.
    Bronze Age barrows. The Rolling Stone, said to be the site of human sacrifices, is nearby; when the moon is full, it rolls down to the River Sid to cleanse itself of blood.

    Goodcott
    Godevecote / vacota: Easthelm, formerly Godive.
    Tiny.

    Goodleigh
    Godelege / lega: Robert d'Aumale.
    Old mill, now part of a school.

    Goodrington
    Godrintone / tona: Ralph, a man-at-arms, from Walter de Douai. Cob, 16 cattle, 166 sheep.
    Part of Paignton; Goodringotn Sands.

    Goosewell
    Gosewelle / wella: Robert from William de Poilley. Cow.
    Part of Plymouth.

    Gorhuish
    Gohewis: Bernard from Baldwin the Sheriff. 22 cattle.
    Now 2 hamlets, Lower and Higher Gorhuish.

    Gorwell
    Gerwille / Gorwilla: Oliver from Theobald FitzBerner.
    Gorwell Farm.

    Gratton (in High Bray)
    Gretedone / dona: Bishop of Coutances.
    On the edge of Exmoor.

    Great Beere
    Bera: Walter from Baldwin the Sheriff. 10 cattle, 27 goats.
    Great Beere Farm near Great Beere Moor.

    Great Fulford
    Foleford: Modbert from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    House.

    Great Torrington
    Toritone / tona: Roger from Ralph de Pomeroy; Ansger de Montacute; Odo FitzGamelin and 3 Frenchmen from him. 12 cattle, 146 sheep.
    Town and market centre since Saxon times, with a park on the site of a Norman castle. The church was blown up in 1645 with 200 Royalists inside.

    Greenslade
    Gherneslete / leta: Rainer the Steward from Baldwin the Sheriff.

    Greenslinch
    Grennelize / liza: Nicholas the Bowman.

    Greenway
    Grenowei / weia: Walter de Douai. 40 cattle, 40 goats.
    Greenway Farm.

    Grimpstone
    Grismetone: William from Alfred le Breton.
    Tiny.

    Grimpstonleigh
    Lege / Lega: William from Alfred le Breton.

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    Hacche
    Achie / Achia: Alwy from Odo FitzGamelin. 14 cattle, 25 goats.
    Now Hacche Barton; Hacche Moor.

    Haccombe
    Hacome / coma: Stephen from Baldwin the Sheriff; Robert from William Cheever. 50 goats.
    Some houses.

    Hackworthy
    Hacheurde: Hervey de Hellean's wife.
    Tiny; Hackworthy Brakes, a wood.

    Hagginton
    Haintone / Hagintona / Hagetone / Hagitona: Bishop of Coutances; Robert from Baldwin the Sheriff; Wulfric from Walter de Douai. 150 sheep, 37 goats.
    Hagginton Hill.

    Halberton
    Als- / Halsbretone / -tona: King's land and Gotshelm from the king. 2 mills. 11 cattle, 150 sheep.

    Halse
    Hax: Modbert son of Lambert from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Tiny.

    Halstow (in Dunsford)
    Alestou / Halestou: Godbold.
    Tiny.

    Halwell
    Hagewile / Hagowila: William from Iudhael of Totnes.
    Tiny.

    Halwill
    Halgewelle / willa: King's land. 33 cattle, 20 pigs.
    Name comes from a holy well, still in existence; Halwill Forest nearby.

    Hampson
    Nimet: Hermer from Gotshelm.
    Tiny.

    Hamsworthy
    Hermodesword / Hermondesworda: Drogo from Bishop of Coutances.
    Tiny.

    Hankford
    Hancheford / Hanecheforda: Reginald from Roald Dubbed.
    Hankford Barton.

    Harbourneford
    Erberneford / Herberneforda: Reginald from William de Falaise.
    White-Oxen Manor nearby.

    Hareston
    Harestane / tana: Reginald from Count of Mortain.
    Hareston Farm.

    Harford (near Cornwood)
    Hereford / forda: Reginald from Count of Mortain.
    On the edge of Dartmoor, surrounded by prehistoric remains and fine old farm houses.

    Hartland
    Heritone / tona: King's land, formerly Gytha, mother Earl Harold. 137 cattle, 50 pigs, 700 sheep, 100 goats.
    On one of the finest coastal stretches in Britain. Hartland Quay is a 15th century harbour built by the monks of Hartland Abbey, founded by Gytha, Harold's mother - now an 18th century Gothic house.

    Hartleigh
    Herlege / Hierlega: Bishop of Coutances.
    Harleigh Wood.

    Hatherleigh (in Bovey Tracey)
    Harlei / leia: Bishop of Coutances.
    Tiny.

    Hatherleigh (near Okehampton)
    Adrelei / Hadreleia: Tavistock Church and Nigel, Walter, Geoffrey and Ralph from the church. Mill. 15 cattle, 24 goats.
    15th century George Inn. Hatherleigh Moor was granted as common land by John Gaunt in the 14th century; St. John's Well was believed to cure eye troubles.

    Hawkmoor
    Hauocmore / mora: Bishop of Coutances.
    Hawkmoor Cottages.

    Haxton
    Haustone / tona: Bishop of Exeter.
    Now 2 hamlets, Haxton and Haxton Down.

    Hazard
    Haroldesore: Robert Bastard.
    Tiny.

    Heanton Punchardon
    Hantone / tona: Robert de Pont-Chardon from Baldwin the Sheriff. Mill, fishery. 11 cattle, 163 sheep.
    Burial place of the postman poet, Edward Capern (1819-94), whose handbell hangs by his tomb.

    Heanton Stachville
    Hantone / tona: Ralph de Bruyere from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Heanton Stachville Estate.

    Heathfield
    Hetfeld / felt: Buckfast Church. 11 cattle, 16 goats.
    Heathfield Manor.

    Heavitree
    Hevetrove / trowa: Roger from Ralph de Pomeroy, formerly Viking.
    Part of Exeter.

    Hele (in Ilfracombe)
    Hela: Bishop of Coutances.

    Hele
    Helescaue / Helecaue / Hela: Erchenbald from Count of Mortain; Wihenoc from Alfred le Breton; Godbold.
    Hele Barton; Hele Bridge over the River Torridge; also the hamlets of Crockers, Friars and Giffords Hele.

    Hemerdon
    Hainemardun: Walter from Roald Dubbed.

    Hemyock
    Hamihoch / hoc: King's land.
    Castle ruins. Nearby Whitehall was the home of the de Brewer family who founded Dunkeswell Abbey in 1201.

    Henford
    Hindeford / fort: Ralph de Pomeroy from Iudhael of Totnes.
    Some houses; Henford Water.

    Hennock
    Hanoch / Hainoc: Roger FitzPayne from Baldwin the Sheriff. Cob.
    Originally Saxon, it belonged to Torre Abbey in the 13th century; the vicarage dates from that time.

    Henscott
    Engestecote / -cota / Hainghestecota: Drogo from Bishop of Coutances. 20 cattle, 20 goats.
    Tiny; Henscott Bridge over the River Waldon.

    Highampton
    Hanitone / Hantona: Roger from Baldwin the Sheriff. 17 cattle.

    High Bickington
    Bichentone / tona: King's land. 12 cattle.
    Church with fine old bench ends; Norman arch and font.

    High Bray
    Brai / Braia: Bishop of Coutances.

    Highleigh
    Henlei / leia: Ralph de Pomeroy.
    Some houses.

    Hill (in Cruwys Morchard)
    Hille / Hilla: Haimeric.
    Hill Farm.

    Hillersdon
    Hilesdone / Hillesdona: Reginald from Odo FitzGamelin.
    Hillersdon House.

    Hittisleigh
    Hiteneslei / leia: Ralph de Pomeroy from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Hittisleigh Barton; Hittisleigh Cross, a tiny hamlet.

    Hockworthy
    Hocoorde / orda: Rogo from Baldwin the Sheriff; Walter de Douai.

    Holbeam
    Holebeme / bema: Roger Goad from Nicholas the Bowman.

    Holbrook
    Holebroch / broca: Bretel from Count of Mortain; Alstan, the pre-Conquest holder, from the king.
    Holbrook Farm.

    Holcombe (in East Dawlish)
    Holecome / Holcomma: Ralph de Pomeroy.

    Holcombe Burnell
    Holecumbe / cumba: King's land. 50 goats.
    Some houses.

    Holcombe Rogus
    Holecome / coma: Rogo from Baldwin the Sheriff. 2 mills. 22 pigs.
    Holcombe House is 16th century with a 3-storey tower, Great Hall and Long Gallery.

    Hole (in Clayhidon)
    Holne / Holna: Otelin from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Some houses.

    Hole (in Georgeham)
    Hole / Hola: Theobald FitzBerner.
    South Hole Farm.

    Hole (in Hartland)
    Hola: Gosbert from Theobald FitzBerner.
    Now South Hole.

    Hollacombe (near Holsworthy)
    Holecome / coma: Priests of Bodmin, the pre-Conquest holders. 12 cattle.

    Hollacombe (in Kentisbury)
    Holecome / coma: Walter de Douai.
    Tiny.

    Hollam
    Holnham: Gilbert from Roald Dubbed.

    Holland
    Hovelande / Honelanda: Ralph from Iudhael of Totnes.
    Tiny.

    Hollowcombe (in Ermington)
    Holescome / coma: Ralph de Pomeroy from Count of Mortain. 4 salthouses.
    Hollowcombe Farm.

    Hollowcombe (in Fremington)
    Holecome / Holcomma: Theobald FitzBerner. 3 saltworkers paying 5 packloads of salt, 1 packload of fish.
    On the edge of Bickington.

    Holne
    Holle / Holla: William de Falaise. Cob.
    Birthplace of Charles Kingsley (1819-75); 2 15th century stone bridges.

    Holsworthy
    Haldeword / eurdi: King's land, formerly Earl Harold. 100 cattle, 30 pigs, 300 sheep, 20 goats.
    Town where fairs have been held since the 12th century.

    Honeychurch
    Honecherde / chercha: Walter from Baldwin the Sheriff. 30 cattle.
    Name comes from the Saxon for Huna's church.

    Honicknowle
    Hanechelole / Hanenchelola: Reginald from Count of Mortain.
    Part of Plymouth.

    Honiton (near Axminster)
    Honetone / tona: Drogo from Count of Mortain. Mill. 100 sheep.
    Mainly Georgian town, an important posting stage on the London-Exeter road. Famous for Honiton lace, probably introduced by Huguenots in the 16th century.

    Honiton (in South Molton)
    Hunitone / tona: Odo FitzGamelin.
    Honiton Barton.

    Hooe
    Ho: Stephen from Iudhael of Totnes.
    Part of Plymouth.

    Hook (in Ashreigney)
    Hocha / Hoca: Godbold.
    Hook Farm.

    Horton
    Hortone / tona: Bishop of Coutances.
    Horton Farm.

    Horwood
    Horewod / -wode / Horewda / -woda: Bishop of Coutances; Ralph de Pomeroy. Cow, 90 sheep.
    Overlooking the Taw and Torridge Estuary.

    Houndtor
    Hundatore / tora: Reginald from Tavistock Church.
    Now Great Houndtor. Hound Tor, with a stone circle and cairn, is nearby.

    Huish (near Dolton)
    Hiwis / Hywis / Iwis / Ywis: Gotshelm; Ralph Vitalis from Odo FitzGamelin. 24 cattle, 102 sheep, 35 goats.

    Huish (in Instow)
    Torsewis: Bishop of Coutances, formerly Wulfeva.

    Huish (in Tedburn St. Mary)
    Chiwartiwis: Fulchere the Bowman, the king's servant.
    Great Huish Farm; East Huish Farm.

    Huntsham
    Honesham / ssam: Odo FitzGamelin. 10 cattle.
    Huntsham Barton.

    Huntshaw
    Huneseue / eua: William Cheever. 10 cattle, 100 sheep, 30 goats.
    Mainly 15th century church with a 12th century chancel; all who helped rebuild it in 1439 were granted indulgences.

    Huxham
    Hochesham / sam: Roger from Ralph de Pomeroy. Mill.

    Huxhill
    Hochesile / sila: Roald Dubbed.
    Tiny; Great Huxhill; Higher Huxhill.

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