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HER Number:MDV11534
Name:Chapel at Culm Davey


Chapel at Culm Davey, 15th century. May have been private oratory, now Chapel of Ease to Hemyock. Much renovated in 19th century. Still in use.


Grid Reference:ST 124 150
Map Sheet:ST11NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHemyock
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHEMYOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 4933
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST11NW/10
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHAPEL (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326870.

Interior: unceiled wagon roof, some of the ribs medieval; combined piscina and aumbrey, under trefoil head. A wall monument of the utmost primitiveness, to anne carvis of ashculm, d.1705: classical entablature with an effigy lying on its side, the apron with angel faces (doe).

OS CITING DOE + COPELAND, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38509.

Chapel at culm davey is 15th century. May have been private oratory, now chapel of ease to hemyock much renovated in 19th century. Still in use (os citing doe + copeland).

DOE, 1959, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38511.

Small c15 hamlet chapel. Much renovated in c19. Open wagon roof. Modern fittings. Nave, chancel and bellcote (doe, 1959).

WHICH IS SUPPORTED INTERNALLY, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38512.

Chapel. C15; thoroughly restored in the c19. Random rubble flint; gable end slate roof, the gable walls with coping. Simple undivided rectangular plan with west bellcote and south porch. Exterior: west double bellcote (which is supported internally) is entirely c19, as also the 3-light perpendicular west window, with hood mould and head terminals. North wall with no windows. South side: 4 bays including the porch, with a blind bay to the west and renewed 2-light perpendicular windows to the other bays. Porch with late c15 archway with composite concave and wavey moulding. Inner doorway with a 2 centred arch set in square head, with foliated spandrels, the best medieval workmanship in the chapel. Renewed 3-light east window with transom.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38514.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38515.

Copeland, g. W. /tplym inst/21(1947-1949)111.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38516.

Chanter, j. F. /tda/42(1910)490/christianity in devon before ad 909.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38517.

Doe/hhr:tiverton rd/(1959)21.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38518.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV412.

Chanter mentions a parish church at culm davy dedicated to st. David (chanter).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV326870Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV38509Migrated Record: OS CITING DOE + COPELAND.
SDV38511Migrated Record: DOE, 1959.
SDV38514Migrated Record:
SDV38515Migrated Record:
SDV38516Migrated Record:
SDV38517Migrated Record:
SDV38518Migrated Record:
SDV412Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV105427Parent of: Elmes War Memorial, Chapel, Culm Davey (Monument)
MDV40525Related to: Bowerman Tomb Stone, Culm Davy Chapel, Hemyock (Monument)
MDV40523Related to: Garvis Chest Tomb, Culm Davy Chapel, Hemyock (Monument)
MDV40524Related to: Mortimer Chest Tomb, Culm Davy Chapel, Hemyock (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 6 2018 1:36PM