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HER Number:MDV10494
Name:TOWER in the Parish of Woodbury


The church tower at St. Swithun's parish church


Grid Reference:SY 009 871
Map Sheet:SY08NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWoodbury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWOODBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY08NW/11/9

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOWER (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Brushfield, T. N., 1894, The Churchwardens' Accounts of East Budleigh, 353 (Article in Serial). SDV107199.

The tower of the parish church was used as a storehouse for militia purposes. The Churchwardens' accounts for 1600-1 show an item paid for making a key to the powder chest and mending the lock.

Manning, P. T., 2003, Archaeological Assessment and Recording at Phoenix Motors, Woodbury, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV107210.

The tower was erected in 1407-9 when the church was largely rebuilt.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV107199Article in Serial: Brushfield, T. N.. 1894. The Churchwardens' Accounts of East Budleigh. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 26. Unknown. 353.
SDV107210Report - Assessment: Manning, P. T.. 2003. Archaeological Assessment and Recording at Phoenix Motors, Woodbury. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.63. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.

Associated Monuments

MDV10485Part of: St. Swithun, Woodbury (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM