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    The Domesday Book, 1086

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    I

    Iddesleigh
    Edeslege / -lega / Iweslei / Ywesleia: King's land. Walter de Claville, formerly Aelfeva Thief. 35 cattle, 100 sheep.

    Ide
    Ide / Ida: Bishop of Exeter. Cob.
    13th century bridge; group of 17th century cottages called 'The College'.

    Ideford
    Yudeford / Yudaforda: Nicholas the Bowman. 120 sheep.
    Attractive; thatched cottages.

    Ilfracombe
    Alfreincome / coma: Robert from Baldwin the Sheriff. Cob, 133 sheep.
    Seaside resort with an important harbour since the 13th century, when St. Nicholas's chapel on Lantern Hill was the cell of a hermit who kept a light to guide shipping.

    Ilkerton
    Crintone / Incrintona: William Cheever. 58 cattle, 200 sheep, 75 goats, 72 wild mares (with Lynton).
    Now 2 tiny hamlets, East and West Ilkerton.

    Ilsham
    Ilesham / sam: Roger from William the Usher, the king's servant.
    Absorbed in Wellswood.

    Ilsington
    Lestintone / Ilestintona: Ralph Pagnell. 23 goats.
    Near Haytor Rocks.

    Ilton
    Eddetone / Edetona: Fulk from Iudhael of Totnes.
    Tiny.

    Ingleigh
    Genelie: Alfred le Breton.
    Now Ingleigh Green.

    Ingsdon
    Ainech- / Ainichesdone / Ainechesdona: Ralph Pagnell; Osbern de Sacey. 125 wethers.
    Ingsdon Hill.

    Instaple
    Essastaple / Esas- / Esestapla: Ansketel from William Cheever.
    Instaple Farm.

    Instow
    Johannestou / sto: Walter de Claville. Priest.
    On the Torridge Estuary.

    Inwardleigh
    Lege / Lega: Otelin from Baldwin the Sheriff.

    Ipplepen
    Iplepene / pena: Ralph de Feugeres. Cob, 250 sheep.
    Name comes from the Celtic for upland enclosure.

    Irishcombe
    Eruescome / coma: King's land.
    Irishcombe Farm.

    Ivedon
    Otri: Warin and Ralph FitzPayne from William Cheever; Ralph de Pomeroy and Rozelin from him.
    Ivedon Farm.

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    Kelly
    Chenleie / leia: Modbert from Baldwin the Sheriff. 11 cattle.
    Partly Tudor and partly Georgian manor house.

    Kenn
    Chent: Baldwin the Sheriff. Mill. 150 sheep.
    Church with a Norman table-top and font.

    Kentisbeare
    Chentesbere / bera: Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Medieval priest's house; remains of Kerswell Priory.

    Kentisbury
    Chentesberie / beria: Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Barton built in 1674.

    Kenton
    Chentone / tona: King's land, formerly Queen Edith. Mill. 20 cattle, 200 sheep, 20 goats.
    Church, c.1400, with a fine 15th century screen, pulpit and rood-loft.

    Kerswell (in Broadhembury)
    Carsewelle / euilla: Gunter from Ralph Pagnell. Mill.

    Kerswell (in Hockworthy)
    Cressewalde / walla: Gerard from Walter de Douai.
    Kerswell Barton.

    Keynedon
    Chenigedone / Chenighedona / -irghedona: Roger from Ralph de Pomeroy. 106 sheep.
    Keynedon Barton, partly Tudor.

    Kidwell
    Cadewile / wila:
    Lost.

    Kigbeare
    Cacheberge: Rainer from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Tiny.

    Killington
    Cheneoltone / tona: Bishop of Coutances. 30 goats.
    Some houses.

    Kilmington
    Chenemetone / Chienemetona: King's land, formerly Earl Leofwin. Mill.

    Kimber
    Chempebere / Chiempabera: Roger of Flanders from Roald Dubbed.
    Now Kimber West, some houses.

    Kimworthy
    Chemeworde / worda: Bishop of Coutances's niece from him. 15 cattle.
    Tiny.

    Kingsford
    Chinnesford / fort: Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Now 2 tiny hamlets, Higher and Lower Kingsford.

    Kingskerswell
    Careswelle / willa: King's land. Church. 120 sheep.
    Residential district between Newton Abbot and Torquay.

    King's Nympton
    Nimetone / tona: King's land, formerly Earl Harold. 16 cattle, 100 sheep.
    Named after the old name for the River Yeo - Nymet.

    King's Tamerton
    Tanbretone / tona: King's land.
    Part of Plymouth.

    Kingsteignton
    Teintone / tona: King's land.
    Small industrial town.

    Knowstone
    Chenudestane / Chenutdestana: Rolf from Walter de Douai; Algar and Alfhild, a woman, the pre-Conquest holders, from the king. 24 cattle, 142 sheep, 45 goats, 28 pigs.

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    Lambert
    Lanford / forda / Lantfort: Osbern de Sacey; Godwin from the king.
    Tiny.

    Lambside
    Lamesete / Lammaseta: Iudhael of Totnes.
    Tiny.

    Lamerton
    Lanbretone / Lanbretona: Roald Dubbed. 2 mills. 20 pigs.
    Tudor manor house.

    Landcross
    Lanchers: Robert from Baldwin the Sheriff. 30 goats.

    Langage
    Langehewis:
    Lost.

    Langdon
    Langedone / gadona: Waldin from Iudhael of Totnes.
    16th century Langdon Court; Langdon Lodge.

    Langford (in Cullompton)
    Langeford / gafort: Rainer from Baldwin the Sheriff. Cob.

    Langford (in Ugborough)
    Langeford / forda: Baldwin from the king.
    Langford Barton.

    Langley (in Yarnscombe & Atherington)
    Bichenelie: King's land.
    Now Langley Cross; tiny.

    Langstone
    Langestan / Langhestan: Hugh from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Clapper Bridge nearby.

    Langtree
    Langetrou / trewa: King's land.

    Lank Combe
    Lacome / Lancoma: Ralph de Pomeroy.
    Downland.

    Lapford
    Slapeford / Eslapa- / Slapeforda: King's land. 30 cattle, 180 sheep.
    Bury Barton, nearby, with a private chapel, licensed in 1434, and now a farm building.

    Larkbeare
    Laurochebere / bera: Alfred le Breton from Baldwin the Sheriff; Alfred le Breton.
    With Larkbeare Court.

    Lashbrook
    Lochebroc / Lachebroc: Roger from Baldwin the Sheriff. 17 cattle, 21 goats.
    Now Little Lashbrook.

    Leigh (in Churchstow)
    Lega: Walter de Claville. Cob.
    16th century farmhouse, once part of Buckland Abbey with a dormitory, refectory and 15th century gatehouse.

    Leigh (in Coldridge)
    Bera: Walter from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Now 3 hamlets, East Leigh, Leigh Cross and Trinity Leigh.

    Leigh (in Harberton)
    Lege / Lega: William from Iudhael of Totnes.
    Now 2 hamlets, East and West Leigh.

    Leigh (in Loxbeare)
    Lege / Lega: Roger from Fulchere.
    Tiny; Leigh Barton.

    Leigh (in Milton Abbot)
    Lege / Lega: Tavistock Church.
    Leigh Barton Farm; Leigh Wood.

    Leigh (in Modbury)
    Lege / Lega: Iudhael of Totnes.
    Now 2 hamlets, East and West Leigh.

    Leonard
    Lannor / Limor / Linor: Walter de Claville; Morin, the king's servant.
    Leonard Farm.

    Lewtrenchard
    Lewe / Leuya: Roger de Meulles from Baldwin the Sheriff. 18 cattle.
    Home of the Gould family for 400 years. The Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould plundered various Tudor houses to decorate his own.

    Liddaton
    Lidel- / Liteltone / Lideltona: Tavistock Church and Godfrey from the church. 24 cattle, 100 sheep, 50 goats.
    Liddaton Green. Some houses.

    Lifton
    Listone / tona: Colwin from the king, formerly Queen Edith. 55 cattle, 250 sheep, 50 goats.
    Early Tudor Wortham Manor nearby.

    Lincombe
    Lincome / coma: Robert from Baldwin the Sheriff. Cob, 100 sheep.

    Lipson
    Lisistone / -tona / Lisitona: Reginald from Count of Mortain. 30 goats.
    Part of Plymouth.

    Little Bovey
    Adonebovi: Bishop of Coutances.

    Litlleham (near Bideford)
    Liteham: Gotshelm from the king. 100 sheep.
    Church with an old muniment chest carved from a single tree trunk.

    Littleham (near Exmouth)
    Liteham: Horton Church. 139 sheep.
    Church with a Saxon scratch dial; burial place of Admiral Nelson's wife, Frances.

    Littlehempston
    Hamestone / Hamistone / Hamistona: King's land formerly Earl Harold. Ralph de Pomeroy from Iudhael of Totnes. 40 goats.
    Old manor, c.1400 with a 15th century fresco.

    Little Marland
    Mer- / Mirland / -landa: Gosbert from Theobald FitzBerner.
    Some houses.

    Little Rackenford
    Litel Rachenford / forda: Ludo from Walter de Douai.
    Little Rackenford Farm.

    Little Torrington
    Torintone / Toritone / -tona: King's land, formerly Gytha, Earl Harold's mother; Alfred the Butler from Count of Mortain; Richard from Baldwin the Sheriff. 16 cattle, 65 goats.

    Little Weare
    Litelwere / wera: Odo FitzGamelin.
    Little Weare Barton.

    Lobb
    Loba / Lobe: Reginald from Roald Dubbed. Salthouse.
    Now 2 hamlets, Lobb and North Lobb.

    Loddiswell
    Lodeswille / willa: Iudhael of Totnes. Fishery (30 salmon).

    Loosebeare
    Losbere / bera: Cranbourne Church.
    Some houses.

    Loosedon
    Lollardesdone / estone / esdona: Walter de Claville.
    Loosedon Barton.

    Loughtor
    Lochetore / tora:
    Lost.

    Lovacott (in Shebbear)
    Lovecote / cota: Roald Dubbed.

    Loventor
    Lovenetorne / torna: Iudhael of Totnes.
    Loventor Manor Farm, now a hotel.

    Lower Creedy
    Credie / Cridie / Creda / Cridia: Bishop of Coutances; William from Ralph de Pomeroy.
    Some houses.

    Lowley
    Levelige / Levaliga: Godbold. 160 sheep, 20 goats.

    Lowton
    Lewendone / dona: Rainer from Godbold.
    Tiny.

    Loxbeare
    Lochesbere / bera: Bishop of Coutances.

    Loxhore
    Locheshore / sore / sora / ssora: Robert de Beaumont from Baldwin the Sheriff. Alder-grove. 20 cattle, 100 sheep.
    Old farms with stone barns and granaries.

    Ludbrook
    Lodebroc / Lodrebroc / Ludebroch / -broca: Reginald from Count of Mortain. Mill.

    Luppitt
    Lovapit: Walter de Douai. 26 cattle, 30 goats.
    Church with a Norman font carved with centaurs and a fine wagon roof.

    Lupridge
    Loperige / Olperiga / Luperige / -riga / Kluperiga: Reginald from Count of Mortain; Walter de Claville; Baldwin from Gotshelm.
    Tiny.

    Lupton
    Lochetone / tona: Iudhael of Totnes.
    Lupton House, now a school; Lupton Park.

    Luscombe (in Rattery)
    Luscome / cumma: Ansketel from William de Falaise.
    Tiny.

    Lympstone
    Levestone / tona: William Cheever from Richard FitzGilbert.

    Lyn
    Line / Lina: William Cheever. New mill. 34 cattle.
    East Lyn, some houses.

    Lynton
    Lintone / tona: William Cheever. 58 cattle, 22 pigs, 200 sheep, 75 goats, 72 wild mares (with Ilkerton).
    New town on the cliffs; below is the old fishing village of Lynmouth, scene of a disastrous flood in 1952.

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