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HER Number:MDV11728
Name:CHURCH in the Parish of Northam


Possible site of medieval church.


Grid Reference:SS 426 287
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNortham
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NW/96

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHURCH (Post Roman to Late Medieval - 410 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV12445.

Possible site of medieval church.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV12450.

Des=haswell, b. W. /letter(21/10/1974).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV12451.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV12452.

Hoskins, w. G. /dcnq/26(1954-1955)101-102/devon parish notes.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV12453.

Des=meade, h. M. /letter with amendments of parish checklist/(2/12/1988).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV12454.

Des=anon/abbotsham checklist notes.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV12455.

Turton, s. D. + weddell, p. J. /archaeological assessment of sww taw-torridge tidal waters improvements part 3:cornborough stw/(1994)8/(emafu report 94.12).

MEADE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV14240.

Vis=2/12/1988 (meade) the presumed site of the old parish church where there is a house called 'old stone' at one time did belong to the barton (meade).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV335.

Vis=1/7/1977(os) area is now developed as extension to a holiday camp. Church stood at junction of four lanes north of pusehill, it is now occupied by a bungalow. A glebe terrier of 16th-17th century date mentions it. Dean milles (1775) says that the walls on the south side and the porch were still standing, but with no tower. Foundations were uncovered during the building of the bungalow. The site is significant in relation to the missionary activity in the 5th and 6th centuries, and the chapel may be one founded by st. Endelienta, in the 6th century, and it is dedicated to her. The move of site to the present church occurred no later than the early 13th century (hoskins).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV4758.

Vis=estimated -/-/1974(haswell) site of original church built by monks of tavistock abbey after norman conquest some ruins were still extant in elizabethan times and subject of a report of the church authorities.

Anonymous, Untitled Source (Monograph). SDV76927.

Field named 'chapel field' now occupied by bungalow. Embossed stone, with fleur-de-lis and a cross, found nearby at unknown date. Now set into road boundary wall of west pusehills (anon).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV12445Migrated Record:
SDV12450Migrated Record:
SDV12451Migrated Record:
SDV12452Migrated Record:
SDV12453Migrated Record:
SDV12454Migrated Record:
SDV12455Migrated Record:
SDV14240Migrated Record: MEADE.
SDV335Migrated Record:
SDV4758Migrated Record:
SDV76927Monograph: Anonymous.

Associated Monuments

MDV475Related to: Abbotsham St. Helen (Building)
MDV11730Related to: Quarry to northwest of West Pulsehill, Northam (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM