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One of them, called the Giants Grave, contained the skeleton of a man of unusual stature, some 8 2" tall and it was speculated that he was Hubba (5).Alfred forced a lasting truce with the Vikings, for which he is the only English King to be called The Great.This type of settlement, rather than the hill-slope enclosure or Cornish round, appears to be the origin of most local present-day settlements (4).When the Saxons were well established, in the winter of 878, early in the reign of King Alfred, Hubba the Dane attacked the north coast of Devon but was slain with over 800 men, and his standard, the Raven, was captured.

An example of a small oval field system near Ilfracombe that can be clearly seen even on a modern (,000 scale) map, is at Burland near Bittadon.But, probably when Berrynarbor Hundred was subsumed by Braunton, Haggington was divided and became marginalised (left).By the Norman conquest, Haggington was held by three different Saxon lords: taxed on one hide (West Haggington Manor); hide (East Haggington Manor); and hide (associated with West Haggington, probably the land to the north of Hole farm).He probably founded a series of protective burh's, or forts, around the south-west and in North Devon the burh was near Barnstaple, possibly at Burridge.This is known to have required 360 hides, or warriors (a warrior was customarily supported by a hide of 120 acres) and the Manors of Berryarbor, Combe Martin and Haggington, all taxed in the later Doomsday survey at two hides, would have been expected to provide two warriors each for its defence (6).