Exe Estuary Primary Local History Project

It is hoped that primary schools on either bank of the Exe Estuary, or even further up in the Exe Valley and this whole area will want to take part in this long-term project. The idea is to ask communities and local history societies to work with primary schools to built up and share portfolios of resources: images, documents, stories. An ideal scenario would be to ask for volunteer teachers and community volunteers to decide on a focus for research and an approach to enabling active and creative learning. Please see below for the beginnings of source work with some URL links to Domesday Book manor entries.

Below is a list of places in the Exeter District which have Domesday Book entries. This is with much thanks to Anna Powell-Smith’s remarkable website Open Domesday.

Exeter and District Domesday Book Entries

Alphington https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9189/alphington/

Cowick https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9091/cowick/

Ide https://opendomesday.org/place/SX8990/ide/

Exeter https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9292/exeter/

Exwick https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9094/exwick/

Heavitree https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9392/heavitree/

Pinhoe https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9694/pinhoe/

Whipton https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9593/whipton/

Polsloe https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9393/polsloe/

Clyst [St Mary] https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9790/clyst-st-mary/

Clyst [St George] https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9888/clyst-st-george/

[East] Budleigh https://opendomesday.org/place/SY0684/east-budleigh/

Littleham https://opendomesday.org/place/SY0281/littleham/

Withycombe [Raleigh] https://opendomesday.org/place/SY0282/withycombe-raleigh/

Woodbury https://opendomesday.org/place/SY0087/woodbury/

Lympstone https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9984/lympstone/

Nutwell https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9885/nutwell/

Topsham https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9688/topsham/

Matford https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9289/matford/

Shillingford [Abbot and St George] https://opendomesday.org/place/XX0000/shillingford-abbot-and-st-george/

Mamhead https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9381/mamhead/

Mowlish https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9581/mowlish/

Exminster https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9487/exminster/

Kenton https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9583/kenton/

Dawlish https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9676/dawlish/

Powderham https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9684/powderham/

Kenn https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9285/kenn/

Huxham https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9497/huxham/

Stoke Canon https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9398/stoke-canon/

Rewe https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9499/rewe/

Brampford Speke https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9298/bramford-speke/

Culm Vale https://opendomesday.org/place/SX9397/culm-vale/