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HER Number:MDV11881
Name:St Catherine's Chapel, Fremington


Site of a medieval chapel which survived as an old cob and thatch shed until demolished in 1938.


Grid Reference:SS 492 320
Map Sheet:SS43SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFremington
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFREMINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43SE/26

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHAPEL (Demolished, XX - 1938 AD to 1938 AD)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV73545.

Site of st. Catherine's chantry chapel.

COLE, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV73546.

Vis=estimated -/-/1929(cole) until recently a building at chapple's farm, now used as a barn contained an oak latticed window of ecclesiastical design. On the interior left-hand side of the doorway is a recess for a holy water stoup. There is an altar site and an aumbry, the door on the south side of the chapel has a gothic arch and is of ecclesiastical appearance, the building is in a dilapidated state. A chapel of st. Catherine was licensed at fremyngton by bishop stapeldon 12/4/1311. In favour of sir william martyn (cole).

1905, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV73548.

Chapple's farm marked on 6" (1905) map (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV73550.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV73551.

Cole, f. /dcnq/16(1930)32-34.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV73552.

Des=os 6"(1905)12ne.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV73553.

Des=collins, j. D. /north devon heritage jnl/no 4(1992)20/old and new names in yelland/in smr.

COLLINS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157848.

Site of an ancient chantry chapel dating to the 14c, formerly surviving as an old cob and thatch shed in the garden of chapple's farm. Farm was apparently named after a local family not the chapel (collins).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=19/10/1953(os) st. Catherine's chapel on east side of chapple's farm, was taken down about 1938. The datestone 1663 in east wall of farmhouse dates repairs to the house which is considerably older than 1663. No trace of building remains on the lawn which now occupies the site. Though evidently old, chapple's farm is stucco faced and lacks features of dateable antiquity (os).

University of Southampton, 2018, North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment, No. 188 (Interpretation). SDV361978.

Site of St Catherine's chantry chapel.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV157848Migrated Record: COLLINS.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV361978Interpretation: University of Southampton. 2018. North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. RCZAS. Digital. No. 188.
SDV73545Migrated Record:
SDV73546Report - Survey: COLE.
SDV73548Migrated Record: 1905.
SDV73550Migrated Record:
SDV73551Migrated Record:
SDV73552Migrated Record:
SDV73553Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV14239Related to: Chapple's Farm and Chapple's Cottage, Fremington (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2019 6:07PM