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    Tackbear
    Tacabere / beara: Bernard the priest from Count of Mortain. 14 cattle.
    Tiny.

    Talaton
    Taletone / tona: Robert from Bishop of Exeter. Mill.

    Tale
    Tale / Tala: Ralph de Pomeroy. Mill. 15 cattle, 50 goats.
    Lower Tale, some houses.

    Tamerton Foliot
    Tambretone: Alfred le Breton. Salthouse.
    Part of Plymouth.

    Tapeley
    Tapelie / leia: Osbern from Bishop of Coutances. 10 cattle, 20 goats.
    House once owned by John Christie, who founded Glyndebourne just after World War II.

    Tapps
    Ause / Ausa: Roger from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Now 2 tiny hamlets, East and West Tapps.

    Tattiscombe
    Totescome / coma: William de Lestre from Count of Mortain. 10 cattle, 20 pigs, 100 sheep, 25 goats.
    Tiny.

    Tavistock
    Tavestoc / stocha: Tavistock Church; Ermenald, Ralph, another Ralph, Robert, Geoffrey and Hugh from the Church. Mill. Cob, 26 cattle, 200 sheep, 30 goats.
    Market town, origianlly a prehistoric settlement, then a Saxon site with an abbey in the 10th century; one of the 4 stannary towns after tin was discovered in the 13th century.

    Taw Green
    Tavelande / landa: Robert from William the Usher, the king's servant. 12 cattle.
    Lost in Ivybridge.

    Tawstock
    Tauestoch / -stoche / -stoca / -stocha: King's land, formerly Earl Harold. 67 cattle, 28 pigs, 500 sheep.
    Gateway of the old Tudor manor; church with monuments to the 3 families who owned Tawstock - the Martins, Bourchiers and Wrays.

    Tedburn St. Mary
    Teteborne / burne / borna: Rainer and Ralph de Pomeroy from Baldwin the Sheriff; William Cheever. Cob, 12 cattle, 162 sheep.

    Teigncombe
    Taincome / coma: Bishop of Coutances.
    Tiny.

    Teigngrace
    Taigne / Taigna: Ralph de Bruyere from Baldwin the Sheriff. Cob, 12 cattle, 35 goats.
    18th century Stover House nearby.

    Teignharvey
    Taine / Taigna:
    Lost.

    Tetcott
    Tetecote / cota: Iudhael of Totnes.
    Tetcott House, built in 1603 with later additions.

    Thelbridge
    Talebrige / breia / brua: Bishop of Coutances. 29 goats.
    Consists of Thelbridge Barton and Thelbridge Cross.

    Thornbury (in Drewsteignton)
    Torneberie / beria: Alfred from Count of Mortain.
    Tiny.

    Thornbury (near Holsworthy)
    Torneberie / beria: Ralph from Tavistock Church. 14 cattle, 30 goats.

    Thorne (in Holsworthy Hamlets)
    Torne: Engelbald's wife from Bishop of Coutances. 3 cows.
    Thornemoor; tiny. Thorne Farm.

    Throwleigh
    Trule / Trula: Ralph Pagnell.
    Old church house; Throwleigh Common with prehistoric hut circles.

    Thrushelton
    Tresetone: Iudhael of Totnes. 17 cattle.

    Thuborough
    Teweberie / beria: Frank from Robert d'Aumale. 30 cattle, 23 pigs, 100 sheep.
    Thuborough Barton, a Georgian House.

    Thurlestone
    Torlestan: Iudhael of Totnes. 150 sheep.
    Overlooking Bigbury Bay; a 'thurled', or pierced rock, after which the village is named.

    Tillislow
    Tornelowe / lowa: Iudhael of Totnes.

    Tiverton
    Tovretone / tona: King's land; Gerard from Ralph Pagnell. 2 mills.
    Market and manufacturing town. Cranmere Castle, an earthwork, was the first settlement. The parish church contains Norman work; the original building was consecrated in 1073.

    Torbryan
    Torre / Torra: Godiva, formerly Brictric, her man. 120 sheep.
    15th century church has it original box pews; Church House Inn was the old priest's house.

    Tormoham
    Torre / Torra: William the Usher, the King's servant. 2 cobs, 145 sheep.
    Part of Torquay. Tor Abbey was founded in 1196; a 14th century gatehouse, a tithe barn and the Abbot's tower remain.

    Torridge
    Tori / Torix: Reginald from Count of Mortain; Ralph from Iudhael of Totnes. 18 goats.
    Administrative district of Devon.

    Totnes
    Totenais / -neis / Totheneis / Thotonensium: Iudhael of Totnes.
    Town, once a Saxon market centre with a mint; Saxon walls are still traceable and the ruins of a castle built by Iudhael remain.

    Townstal
    Dunestal: Ralph from Walter de Douai. 15 goats.
    Part of Dartmouth.

    Train
    Alfelmestone: Reginald from Roald Dubbed. Salthouse.
    Now Higher Train; tiny.

    Trentishoe
    Trendesholt: Bishop of Coutances. 22 goats.
    Old smuggling centre; Heddon's Mouth, combe with old lime kiln on the beach, relic of trade with Wales.

    Trusham
    Trisma: Buckfast Church. 103 sheep, 22 goats.

    Twigbear
    Tuche- / Tuichebere / Tuca- / Tuicabera: Roald Dubbed. 20 goats.
    Tiny.

    Twinyeo
    Betunie / tunia: Leofric, the pre-Conquest holder, from the king.
    Twinyeo Farm.

    Twitchen (in Arlington)
    Tuichel / Tuchel: Alfred d'Epaignes.
    Tiny.

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    Uffculme
    Offecome / coma: Walter de Douai. 2 mills. 14 cattle, 220 sheep.

    Ugborough
    Ulgeberge: Alfred le Breton.
    Church on the site of an ancient earthwork.

    Umberleigh
    Umberlie / leia: Holy Trinity Church, Caen. 16 cattle.
    On the River Taw.

    Undercleave
    Odesclive / cliva: Edward from the king, formerly his father, Edric the Cripple in alms from King Edward. Church.
    Undercleave Farm.

    Up Exe
    Ulpesse / Olpessa: Drogo from Bishop of Coutances and Humphrey from him. Mill.
    On the River Exe.

    Uplowman
    Oplomie / -ia / Oppelaume / Oppaluma: Gotshelm; Aelmer the Priest from Gotshelm; Alwin from Ralph de Pomeroy. Cob, 14 cattle.
    14th century church built by Henry VIII's mother.

    Uplyme
    Lim: Glastonbury Church.
    In the hills behind Lyme Regis.

    Upottery
    Otri: Ralph de Pomeroy. Mill.
    On the River Otter.

    Uppacott (in Tedburn St. Mary)
    Opecote: Modbert from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Now Great Uppacott.

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    Varley (in Marwood)
    Fallei / Falleia: Bishop of Coutances.
    Varley Farm.

    Varleys (in Petrockstowe)
    Ferlie / leia: Ansgot from the king. 10 cattle, 30 goats.
    Tiny.

    Venn (in Ugborough)
    Fen: Reginald from Count of Mortain.
    Venn House.

    Villavin
    Fedaven: Walter de Burgundy from Gotshelm, formerly Edlufu Thief and Edeva. 20 cattle, 16 wild mares.
    Tiny.

    Virworthy
    Fereodin / Fereurde / -urdi: William Cheever; Riculf from Walter de Claville and Gotshelm. 31 cattle.

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    Wadham
    Wadeham: Ulf, the pre-Conquest holder, from the king. 8 wild mares, 12 cattle.
    Tiny, home of the Wadham Family; Sir Nicholas Wadham founded Wadham College in 1610.

    Walkhampton
    Wachetone / tona: King's land.

    Wallover
    Waleurde / urda: Bishop of Coutances.
    Wallover Barton.

    Walson
    Nimet / Nimeth: Ralph de Pomeroy from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Walson Barton.

    Warcombe
    Warcome / coma: Bishop of Coutances.
    Now Higher Warcombe.

    Waringstone
    Otri / Otrie / Oteri / Otria: Warin from William Cheever. 10 cattle, 20 pigs.
    Now Weston.

    Warmhill
    Wermehel: King's land.
    Warmhill Farm.

    Warson
    Wadelescote: Roger de Meulles from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Tiny.

    Washbourne
    Waseborne / borna: Hermer from Gotshelm. 1 animal.

    Washfield
    Wasfelle / felte / fella: Ralph de Pomeroy.
    Church with a Norman font.

    Washford Pyne
    Waford / fort: Peter from William de Falaise; Walter from Walter de Claville; Thoebald FitzBerner. Cob, 30 cattle.
    Records of rectors date back to 1257.

    Waspley
    Wasberlege: Alric, the pre-Conquest holder, from the king.
    Waspley Farm.

    Weare Gifford
    Were / Wera: Roald Dubbed and Count of Mortain from him. fishery.
    15th century Weare Gifford Hall.

    Webbery
    Wiberie / Wibeberia: Roger Goad from Nicholas the Bowman.
    Tiny.

    Wedfield
    Widefelle / fella: Alfred the Butler from Count of Mortain.
    Tiny.

    Week (in Thornbury)
    Wiche:
    Lost.

    Welcombe
    Walcome / coma: Wulfrun from Bishop of Coutances. 25 pigs, 100 sheep.
    Tudor cottages; small Georgian houses; holy well.

    Wembworthy
    Mameorde / orda: Richard de Neville from Baldwin the Sheriff. 12 cattle, 30 goats.

    Werrington
    Uluredintone / tona: King's land, formerly Earl Harold; Count of Mortain.

    West Alvington
    Alvintone / tona: King's land.

    West Buckland
    Bocheland / landa / lant: Ansger from Baldwin the Sheriff. 12 cattle, 36 goats.

    West Clyst
    Cliste / Clista: Canons of St. Mary's from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Tiny.

    West Down (near Ilfracombe)
    Dune / Duna: Bishop of Coutances.
    Elizabethan manor house.

    West Heanton
    Hantone / tona: Colwin from the king.
    Tiny.

    Westleigh (near Bideford)
    Weslege: Robert d'Aumale.

    Westleigh (near Burlescombe)
    Lege: William from Aiulf. Mill. 30 goats.

    West Manley
    Manelie: Gerard.
    Site of an old chapel.

    Weston Peverel
    Westone / tona: Odo from Iudhael of Totnes. 15 cattle, 180 sheep, 60 goats.
    Part of Plymouth.

    West Portlemouth
    Portemute: Fulk from Iudhael of Totnes.
    Portlemouth Barton.

    West Prawle
    Prenla: Otelin from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Tiny; the village of East Prawle is nearby.

    West Putford
    Podiford / -forda / Poteford / -forde / Potaforda / -fort / Peteforda / Pudeforde / -forda: Ansketel from William Cheever; Roger from Ralph de Pomeroy; Reginald from Roald Dubbed. 38 cattle.

    West Raddon
    Ratdone / dona: Count of Mortain. 40 goats.
    Near Raddon Hills.

    West Whitnole
    Withechenolle / Witechenolla: Jagelin from Godbold. 15 cattle.
    Tiny.

    Weycroft
    Wigegroste / Wigacrosta / Willecroste / -crosta / -crostra: Roger from Ralph de Pomeroy. 2 mills. 25 goats.
    On the River Axe.

    Whiddon
    Willeden / denna: Ralph from Odo FitzGamelin.
    Some houses.

    Whimple
    Winple / Winpla: Baldwin's wife from Baldwin the Sheriff; Ralph from William Cheever. 18 cattle, 24 goats.
    Cider factory.

    Whipton
    Wipletone / tona: William Cheever. Cob, 12 cattle.
    Part of Exeter.

    Whitchurch
    Wicerce: Roald Dubbed.
    2 old crosses mark the Abbot's Way from Tavistock. Honour Oak, on the Tavistock road, was the parole boundary for French prisoners of war from Princetown, during the Napoleonic wars.

    Whitefield (in Challacombe)
    Witefelle / fella: Bishop of Coutances.
    Whitefield Barton.

    Whitefield (in High Bray)
    Witefelle / fella: Bishop of Coutances.
    Near Whitefield Down.

    Whitefield (in Marwood)
    Whitefelle / fella: 2 men-at-arms from Robert d'Aumale. 100 sheep.
    Whitefield Barton.

    Whitestone (near Exeter)
    Witestan / tani: Bernard Nap(e)eless and Robert de Beaumont from Baldwin the Sheriff; Ranulf from William d'Eu.

    Whiteway
    Witewei / weia: Ranulf from Baldwin the Sheriff. Salthouse.
    Whiteway Barton.

    Whitford
    Witeford / fort: King's land, formerly Earl Leofwin. Mill.

    Whitleigh
    Witelei / leia: Odo from Iudhael of Totnes; Robert d'Aumale.
    Part of Plymouth.

    Whitnage
    Witenes: Gotshelm.

    Whitstone
    Wadestan: Ansger from Baldwin the Sheriff. 10 cattle.
    Tiny; Whitstone House.

    Widey
    Wide / Wida:
    Lost.

    Widworthy
    Wideworde / worda: Oliver from Theobald FitzBerner. Mill. 12 cattle.
    14th century church; manor house with a plaster fireplace dated 1591.

    Willand
    Willelande / landa: Vitalis from Odo FitzGamelin. Mill.

    Willestrew
    Wilavestreu: Robert d'Aumale. 14 cattle, 20 goats (with Ottery and Collacombe).
    Tiny.

    Willsworthy
    Wifleurde: Alfred le Breton.
    16th century farmhouse on the site of a Saxon farm.

    Wilmington
    Wilelmitone / tona: Morin from Baldwin the Sheriff; Oliver from Theobald FitzBerner.

    Wilson (in Witheridge)
    Welingedinge / Welisedinga: William from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Wilson Farm.

    Winscott (in Peters Marland)
    Winescote / cota: Roald Dubbed.
    Winscott Farm.

    Winsham
    Wenneham: Bishop of Coutances.

    Winston
    Winstane / tona: Reginald from Count of Mortain.
    Tiny.

    Winswell
    Wifelswille / Wivleswilla: Roald Dubbed.

    Witheridge
    Wirige / riga: King's land, formerly Countess Gytha.
    Large market place, the site of fairs since the 13th century.

    Withycombe Raleigh
    Widecome / coma: Walter de Claville. 16 cattle.
    Suburb of Exeter, once owned by the Raleigh family.

    Wolborough
    Ulveberie / Olveberia: Ralph de Bruyere from Baldwin the Sheriff. Mill. 12 cattle, 100 sheep.
    Part of Newton Abbot.

    Wolfin
    Nimet: Walter de Claville. Cob, 18 cattle.
    Wolfin Farm.

    Wollaton
    Ulvevtone / Olvievetona: Iudhael of Totnes.
    Tiny.

    Wonford (in Heavitree)
    Wenford / fort: King's land, formerly Queen Edith.
    Part of Exeter.

    Wonford (in Thornbury)
    Wenford / forda: Walter d'Omonville from Roald Dubbed. 20 cattle.
    Tiny; also the hamlet of South Wonford.

    Woodbeare
    Widebere: Godfrey from Gotshelm. 30 goats.
    Woodbeer Court nearby.

    Woodburn
    Odeburne / borna: Oswy from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Tiny.

    Woodbury
    Wodeberie / beria: King's land with Church of Mont St. Michel holding the church. Mill. 15 cattle.
    Woodbury Castle, an Iron Age hillfort overlooking the Axe estuary.

    Woodcombe
    Wodicome: Alric from Walter de Douai.
    Tiny; on a combe running down to the sea.

    Woodford
    Odeford / forda: Ralph from Iudhael of Totnes. Salthouse, fishery.
    Part of Plymouth.

    Woodhuish
    Odehiwis: Richard FitzThorold.
    Woodhuish Farm.

    Woodleigh
    Odelie: Robert d'Aumale, formerly Aelfric Pike. Fishery. 15 cattle, 100 sheep.
    Above Kingsbridge Estuary.

    Woolacombe
    Wellecome / coma: William Cheever; Jocelyn from Theobald FitzBerner. 21 cattle, 330 sheep.
    Resort on Morte Bay; Woolacombe Sands.

    Woolfardisworthy (near Hartland)
    Olvereword / Olfereordi: Colwin from the king. 20 cattle.

    Woolfardisworthy (near Witheridge)
    Ulfaldeshodes / Olfaldeshodes: William de Poilley.

    Woolladon
    Oladone / dona: Aubrey from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Tiny.

    Woolleigh (in Bovey Tracey)
    Bovi: King's land.
    Tiny.

    Woolleigh (in Beaford)
    Uluelie: Colwin from Baldwin the Sheriff.

    Woolston (in Staverton)
    Ulestanecota / Wolestanecota: Colbert from Iudhael of Totnes.
    Some houses.

    Worlington (in Instow)
    Ulvretone / Ulwritona: Bishop of Coutances.

    Worlington (near Witheridge)
    Uluredintune: Bishop of Coutances; Hugh de Dol from William de Falaise; Alwy from Odo FitzGamelin. 27 cattle.
    Now 2 hamlets, East and West Worlington.

    Worth
    Worde / Wrda: Ralph from William de Falaise.
    Worth House on the River Exe.

    Worthele
    Ordihelle / hella: Iudhael of Totnes.
    Now 2 tiny hamlets, East and West Worthele.

    Worthy (in Rackenford)
    Ordie / Ordia: Ansketel from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Worthy Farm.

    Worthygate
    Wrdiete / dieta: Tavistock Church.
    Now 2 hamlets, Higher and Lower Worthygate; Worthygate Wood overlooking Clovelly Bay.

    Wray
    Wergi / Wereia: Godwin from the king.
    Wray Barton.

    Wyke (in Shobrooke)
    Wiche / Wica: Count of Mortain.

    Wyke Green (in Axminster)
    Wiche / Wicca: Odo from the king.

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    Yarcombe
    Herticome / Erticoma: Mont St. Michel Church, formerly Earl Harold. Mill.
    Elizabethan Sheafhayne House.

    Yard (in Rose Ash)
    Hierde / Hierda: Ansger from Baldwin the Sheriff. 12 cattle.
    Now 2 tiny hamlets, South Yard and Yard Wood.

    Yard (in Silverton)
    Heierde / Heierda: Godbold.
    Absorbed in Kingston Lacy Park; Roman road.

    Yarde (in Ilfracombe)
    Laierda: Robert from Baldwin the Sheriff.
    Yarde Farm.

    Yarnscombe
    Herlescome / -coma / Hernescome / -coma: Robert from Baldwin the Sheriff; Thoebald FitzBerner.

    Yeadbury
    Addeberie: William from Ralph de Pomeroy.
    Tiny.

    Yealmpton
    Elintone / tona: King's land and the clergy of this village from the king.
    Sarah Martin wrote 'Old Mother Hubbard', based on the housekeeper, in Kitley House. Bones of prehistoric animals were found in a cave at Yealmbridge.

    Yowlestone
    Aedelstan / Aeidestan: Ralph from William Cheever.
    Yowlestone House.

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