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HER Number:MDV126030
Name:Burial vault in St Andrew's Churchyard, Halberton


A burial vault containing the remains of four coffins was found during the excavation of a soakaway pit on the south side of the church.


Grid Reference:ST 005 128
Map Sheet:ST01SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHalberton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHALBERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BURIAL VAULT (XV to XIX - 1401 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Dyer, M., 1998, Archaeological Observtion at St Andrew's Church, Halberton (Report - Watching Brief). SDV339470.

A subterranean burial vault was discovered during the excavation of a soakaway pit. It was brick-built, circa 2.60 metres by 2.10 metres, with a shallow vaulted roof, 2.20 metres high. The long axis was orientated north-west to south-east. There was a blocked entrance in the west wall, with a stairwell or sunken access leading down to it. The remains of four coffins with coffin plates were observed inside. A soakaway trench was dug as an alternative to the pit.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339470Report - Watching Brief: Dyer, M.. 1998. Archaeological Observtion at St Andrew's Church, Halberton. Exeter Archaeology Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. [Mapped feature: #118654 ]
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV1486Related to: St Andrew's Parish Church, Halberton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8117 - Watching brief at Halberton Church

Date Last Edited:Jul 11 2019 12:08PM