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Somerset Historic Environment Record


Site Name: Deserted medieval village, Brympton
Civil Parish: Brympton
PRN 28751Excavation (1980), Brympton D'Evercy
Grid Ref: ST 519 156 (ST 51 NW) ST 519 153 (ST 51 NW)
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Around the main complex of buildings of the house are a series of enclosures originating in a formal landscaping scheme of the late C17. It is clear however that the manor of Brympton included a settlement in addition to the manorial complex. At Domesday two villani and eight bordarii are mentioned and in 1325 there were three free tenants, seven nativi each holding one eight furlong and ten cotarii each with a messuage and curtilage. The location of this settlement is unknown, though there are earthworks to the W and NW of the manorial complex consisting of holloways and platforms which seem likely to be part of it. {1}

Suggested that there is a moat to SW. {2}

Within Registered Park see PRN 55166. {4}

Fields have all been ploughed and there are no visible traces of earthworks apparent. {5}


1 Excavation report - Burrow, I. Excavations at Brympton D'Evercy near Yeovil, August 1980. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History.  129 (1985), 89-92
2 Verbal communication - Aston, M [Mick]. Somerset County Council (10/06/1976). Location: Verbal, electronic or direct entry, no source retained
3 Measured plan - Somerset County Council. sketch plan. Drawing HBC 5/16/3 (microfilm). Location: HER collections
4 Compiler comment - Webster, CJ [Chris]. Somerset County Council, Historic Environment Record (17/12/1998). Location: Verbal, electronic or direct entry, no source retained
5 Site visit report - McCrone, P [Peter]. Somerset County Council (8/8/1991) Location: HER files.

Record created in October 1984

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