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HER Number:MDV128757
Name:Monastic church at Buckland Abbey


The original abbey church with its low tower dates to the late 13th-early 14th century. However, it was much altered by Richard Grevilled in the 1570s who converted it into a Tudor mansion.


Grid Reference:SX 487 667
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Tide Project: 16/07/2020

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHURCH (Built, XIII to XVI - 1201 AD to 1600 AD (Between))

Full description

Gaskell-Brown, C., 1986 - 1987, Buckland Abbey, Devon, 3 (Report - Survey). SDV242027.

The abbey church which was about 37.5 metres long with a low tower dates to the late 13th-early 14th century, although it was possibly modified in the 15th century.
It was much altered in the 1570s by Richard Greville who converted it into a Tudor mansion. The roof was lowered, floors inserted, the transepts removed and a kitchen built at the south-east corner. Further modifications took place in the 18th century and again following a fire in 1939, all adding to the difficulties of retrieving medieval details.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV242027Report - Survey: Gaskell-Brown, C.. 1986 - 1987. Buckland Abbey, Devon. Devon Religious Houses Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #126567 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5451Part of: Buckland Abbey (Monument)
MDV76193Related to: Buckland Abbey Tudor Mansion (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2020 11:48AM