Some account of the ancient mansion, Fardell, in the parish of Cornwood


Charles Spence

In Exeter Diocesan Architectural Soc. Trans. 1 ser, v. 4, (1853) illus. pp.156-160.

Prepared by Michael Steer

Fardel is a medieval mansion of 15th to 16th century date, with a well-preserved chapel.licensed by Bishop Lacy in 1432 and this is probably the date of the existing building. Near Fardel was found, in 1860, the first stone with an Ogham inscription to be discovered in England." This stone is now in the British Museum. Fardellt was acquired by marriage in the C14 by the Raleigh family of Smallridge, East Devon. It remained in the family until the mid-C17 when Sir Walter's son sold it to the Hele family, also of Wembury Much useful information has been written about Fardel due to its Raleigh connections, though there is no evidence that Sir Walter ever lived there. The property seems to have been a tenanted farm from the later C18 to the mid-C20. This rare book was produced from a digital copy held by the University of Michigan Library that can be downloaded from Google Books. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. Those on which copyright has expired are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.
Camden 158-9
Coppard, Rev William J 156
Cotton, Mr 156
Downey 158
Drake, W R Esq FSA 159
Dudley, Robert 159
Edward I 158
Egerton family 159
Egerton, Mr, Esq 159
Elizabeth I 156, 160
Ferdendella 158
FitzIvoe, Ellen 158
FitzIvoe, Warren 158
Godfrey 158
Hele, Elizaeus 158
Henry III 158
Leicester, Earl of 159
Lysons 158
Marlow, Kit 159
Montaigne, Robert Earl of 158
Newton, Ellen 158
Newton family 158
Newton, Jane 158
Newton, Sir William 158
Pode, Captain 158
Pole, Sir William 158
Prince 159
Raleigh, Sir Carew 158
Raleigh family 158
Raleigh, Sir Hugh 158
Raleigh, Jane 158
Raleigh, Sir John Knt 158
Raleigh, Sir Walter 156, 158-60
Raleigh, Sir Wymond Knt 158
Valletort, Reginald de 158
Walton, Isaac 159
William I 158