BUDLEIGH (BOTEHELE OR BOATHILL)

A medieval site. The place is mentioned on the Subsidy Roll for 1332. In addition, a deed of October 1348 notes an agreement of Roger atte Botehele and Alice his wife (Feet of Fines, vol. 2 (1939), no. 1397). Listed by English Heritage (ID no. 85010) as ‘Farmhouse. C17, possibly with earlier origins.’ Included in the Courtenay Survey (circa 1790) where Mrs Katherine Drake’s executors are said to be in occupation of the house and 46 acres. [IJFM]

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