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HER Number:MDV12149
Name:Chapel at Whelmstone Barton, Colebrooke


Site of chapel which was pulled down in 1950-1951. A chapel was licensed here in 1374.


Grid Reference:SS 750 006
Map Sheet:SS70SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishColebrooke
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCOLEBROOKE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS70SE/13/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHAPEL (First mentioned, XIV - 1374 AD to 1374 AD)

Full description

Oldham, D. W., 1906, The Private Chapels of Devon: Ancient and Modern, 397 (Article in Serial). SDV7299.

There is a reference to a licence given to Thomas Peverel and his wife at the Manor of 'Wolmerstones' in Bishop Brantyngham's register (late 14th century).

Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 372 (Monograph). SDV17562.

A chapel dedicated to St Mary was licensed here in 1374. Remains of it with a braced roof of 14th century date may be seen in a hayloft in the farmyard.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SS70SE2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV45234.

Site visit 13th March 1970. The chapel was pulled down in 1950-1951.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 372.
SDV45234Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SS70SE2. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital. [Mapped feature: #4220 ]
SDV7299Article in Serial: Oldham, D. W.. 1906. The Private Chapels of Devon: Ancient and Modern. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. A5 Paperback. 397.

Associated Monuments

MDV65356Related to: Drinking cup from Whelmstone Barton, Colebrooke (Find Spot)
MDV12148Related to: Whelmstone Barton, Colebrooke (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 2 2023 3:25PM