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HER Number:126491
Name:ST GERMANS - Early Medieval bishops palace

Summary

The site of a bishop's palace at St Germans.

Grid Reference:SX 3597 5780
Parish:St Germans, Caradon, Cornwall
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SX35NE 9-7-29
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 126491
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SX35NE 1

Monument Type(s):

Full description

Henderson (b1) quotes Leland as stating that the Cornish diocese, was set up around 926 AD, by King Athelstan. He chose Conan to be the first bishop and was given St Germans as his cathedral. Padel (b16) confirms that the diocese was set up because a document endowing the bishopric was recently discovered by a Mr Picken. He also adds that the date could be earlier. In 1042, the Cornish seat was united with Crediton, and St Germans lost its diocesan status (b8).


<1> Henderson, C, 1929, St Germans Church and Priory (Bibliographic reference). SCO3510.


<2> Thorn, C & F (Eds), 1979, Domesday Book 10: Cornwall, 120C (2, 6) (Bibliographic reference). SCO4703.


<3> Buck, S & N, 1734, The South West View of St Germans Priory (Bibliographic reference). SCO2963.


<4> Brown, HM, 1973, What to Look for in Cornish Churches, 86-87 (Bibliographic reference). SCO2921.


<5> Pevsner, N, 1951, The Buildings of England: Cornwall, 174-177 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4126.


<6> Sedding, EH, 1909, Norman Architecture in Cornwall, 135-152 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4335.


<7> Sheppard, PA, 1980, The Historic Towns of Cornwall, 1821 (Cornwall Event Report). SCO4422.


<8> Henderson, C, 1925, The Cornish Church Guide, 70-71 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3512.


<9> GEM, R, 1978, UNKNOWN TITLE, VOL 130, 289-291 (PLAN) (Unedited Source). SCO8419.


<10> DOE, 19--, Listed Building Description (original DOE), 22/8/1960 (Bibliographic reference). SCO5173.


<11> Pearce, SM, 1978, The Kingdom of Dumnonia, 84, 105, 114-116, 118, 135-136, 169 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4100.


<12> LEACH, P, 1973, UNKNOWN TITLE, VOL 130, 291-292 (Unedited Source). SCO8186.


<13> Knowles, D & Hadcock, RN, 1971, Medieval Religious Houses, 143, 172, 417, 437, 481 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3809.


<14> Cadman, PR, 1747, Copy Plan Boroughs of St Germans & Cuttenback, DDP 68281 (Bibliographic reference). SCO2986.


<15> Whittaker, J, 1804, The Ancient Cathedral of Cornwall, 19 (Bibliographic reference). SCO5046.


<16> PADEL, OJ, 1978, CORNISH STUDIES, NO 6, 26-27 (Unedited Source). SCO8448.

Sources / Further Reading

[1]SCO3510 - Bibliographic reference: Henderson, C. 1929. St Germans Church and Priory.
[2]SCO4703 - Bibliographic reference: Thorn, C & F (Eds). 1979. Domesday Book 10: Cornwall. 120C (2, 6).
[3]SCO2963 - Bibliographic reference: Buck, S & N. 1734. The South West View of St Germans Priory. Copies In Church.
[4]SCO2921 - Bibliographic reference: Brown, HM. 1973. What to Look for in Cornish Churches. 86-87.
[5]SCO4126 - Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1951. The Buildings of England: Cornwall. 174-177.
[6]SCO4335 - Bibliographic reference: Sedding, EH. 1909. Norman Architecture in Cornwall. 135-152.
[7]SCO4422 - Cornwall Event Report: Sheppard, PA. 1980. The Historic Towns of Cornwall. 1821.
[8]SCO3512 - Bibliographic reference: Henderson, C. 1925. The Cornish Church Guide. 70-71.
[9]SCO8419 - Unedited Source: GEM, R. 1978. UNKNOWN TITLE. ARCHAEOL J. VOL 130, 289-291 (PLAN).
[10]SCO5173 - Bibliographic reference: DOE. 19--. Listed Building Description (original DOE). Listing "Greenbacks". 22/8/1960.
[11]SCO4100 - Bibliographic reference: Pearce, SM. 1978. The Kingdom of Dumnonia. 84, 105, 114-116, 118, 135-136, 169.
[12]SCO8186 - Unedited Source: LEACH, P. 1973. UNKNOWN TITLE. ARCHAEOL J. VOL 130, 291-292.
[13]SCO3809 - Bibliographic reference: Knowles, D & Hadcock, RN. 1971. Medieval Religious Houses. 143, 172, 417, 437, 481.
[14]SCO2986 - Bibliographic reference: Cadman, PR. 1747. Copy Plan Boroughs of St Germans & Cuttenback. At CRO. DDP 68281.
[15]SCO5046 - Bibliographic reference: Whittaker, J. 1804. The Ancient Cathedral of Cornwall. 19.
[16]SCO8448 - Unedited Source: PADEL, OJ. 1978. CORNISH STUDIES. NO 6, 26-27.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records: none recorded