The Eclipse of the Manor

Investigating changes from the manorial system with reference to Ugbrook House.

When: to September  2013
Where:Newton St Cyres Village Hall
Who:Helen Turnbull

Presented by Newton St Cyres History Group. Admission £2. Tea and biscuits. All welcome.

Helen Turnbull is from Chudleigh and joined us for John Allen's lecture on 'The Bishops Throne' last year. Wood from the Bishop's estate in Chudleigh was brought for seasoning here in the pond at Norton on land owned by the Church. We realised that the two villages have much in common and were uncertain about the terms of land distribution after the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII. The Clifford family of Ugbrook House became landowners in Chudleigh as did the Quickes and Northcotes in Newton St Cyres. Helen has spent much time this last winter researching this and other questions involving changes from the established manorial system in a generalised way. She says she has come across some bery interesting documents.

Helen can be seen on ITV on Sept 2nd when a programme called 'Country House Sunday' features Ugbrook House.