Themes

This section of the website currently holds several themes related to the history of the parish. We have more plans for this section, including building a timeline for Bratton Clovelly’s past and gathering together a variety of information on topics such as surnames and property names, education, military members, the experience of the poor etc. Please check back occasionally on progress and please contact us if you have recommendations on what else should be included here. See the Sources page for source listings.

Bratton Clovelly Bratton VillagePlace Profile

Bratton Clovelly is a picturesque parish in the Lifton Hundred of West Devon, brimming in history and a continuity that results in modern-day farms being traceable to medieval times …

Timesigns Clip 3_5 - Keyhole Shaped OvensArchaeology & Prehistory

One of the exciting aspects of the Roadford Reservoir development is that it led to archaeological excavations in this part of Devon before the water overtook the settlements …

Domesday BookDomesday

Bratton Clovelly is an ancient place that features in William the Conqueror’s great survey of 1086, Domesday Book

M5 Manor RollMedieval Manor

The concept of ‘manors’ arrived in England and Wales with William and the Domesday Book. His surveyors assumed that all land was owned by the Crown and distributed to lords …

Listed BuildingsListed Buildings

English Heritage has identified over 30 listed buildings in the Bratton Clovelly parish, detailed at the British Listed Buildings website …