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HER Number:MDV10239
Name:Cofton, St Mary's


Originally a 13th century chapel which fell into ruin and became a dissenting chapel in the 17th century. It was restored and brought back into use in 1839, and the north aisle added in 1864.


Grid Reference:SX 968 802
Map Sheet:SX98SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDawlish
Ecclesiastical ParishDAWLISH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 4984
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98SE/5
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 84362

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHURCH (XIII to XIX - 1201 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV1416.

St mary's church. The chapel at cofton was founded as early as 1376. Dilapidated circa 1820 (lysons). Vis=12/11/1953 (os). Chapel still in use. A plaque on the wall states that it was restored in 1839 by w. Courtenay, earl of devon. Included in a survey of the churches of the deanery of kenn (cresswell). Shield of kendal impaling pole referred to (were). Illustrations of chapel by swete.(dro).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV299810.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV299811.

Lysons, d. + s. /magna britannia/6(1822)161.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV299812.

Des=oliver, g. /notes from bishop brentingham's register.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV299813.

Hoskins, w. G. /devon/(1954)387.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV299814.

Cresswell, b. F. /dcnq/7 pt.2(1912-1913)59-68/notes on the churches of the deanery of kenn, devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV299815.

Were, f. /dcnq/8 pt.1(1914-1915)224/notes on the churches of the deanery of kenn.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV299816.

Dro=564m/17/93,97(illustrations by swete).

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Originally a C13 chapel which fell into ruin and became a dissenting chapel in the C17. It was restored and brought back into use in 1839. Charles Fowler was the architect at that time. North aisle added in 1864. Built of stone rubble, the lower part of the walls is mediaeval. Slate roof. Renewed lancet windows. Aisle and porch are late C19.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1416Migrated Record: Unknown. Unknown. Devon Record Office Collection. Unknown.
SDV299810Migrated Record:
SDV299811Migrated Record:
SDV299812Migrated Record:
SDV299813Migrated Record:
SDV299814Migrated Record:
SDV299815Migrated Record:
SDV299816Migrated Record:
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #61841 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 24 2017 12:38PM