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HER Number:MDV134
Name:Hollacombe St. Petrock

Summary

Possible site of 11th century church. Present building is mainly early 14th century. Restored in 1887.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 377 030
Map Sheet:SS30SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHollacombe
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLLACOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 5063
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS30SE/2
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (XI to XXI - 1001 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

NMR, SS30SE3 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV15792.


Reichel, O. J., 1898, The Domesday Churches of Devon, 311 (Article in Serial). SDV863.

There may have been a church here in the 11th century, an oratory for the priory church of Bodmin who held land here at the time of the Domesday survey.


Baring Gould, S., 1900-1901, St. Petrock, 13 (Article in Serial). SDV19012.

Brief reference to Hollacombe church in an article about St. Petroc.


Chanter, J. F., 1910, Christianity in Devon before AD 909, 489, 491 (Article in Serial). SDV870.


Pevsner, N., 1952, The Buildings of England: North Devon, 101-2 (Monograph). SDV336196.

Aisleless church with low unbuttressed west tower. No west door. Two fonts; one is Norman and stands outside the porch.


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

St. Petrock. Mainly early 14th century, much restored 1887, saddleback tower.


Griffith, F. M., 1986, FZ 11, FZ 11 (Aerial Photograph). SDV15791.


Department of Environment, 1986, Hollacombe, 60 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV15783.

Parish church. Nave probably 13th century in origin, chancel and west tower 14th century, substantial restoration of the 1880s. Stone rubble with freestone and granite dressings, slate roofs, 19th century crested ridge tiles. The lintel of the inner doorway is probably 12th century. See DoE list for full details.


Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 490 (Monograph). SDV325629.


Dodd, M., 2004, Dean Milles Parochial Survey. Questionnaire (1747-1762) (Un-published). SDV162499.

Respondent to Dean Milles questoinnaire claimed a '70 foot tower of good stone'.


Wapshott, E. + Morris, B., 2013, Land at Bishops Farm, Cookbury Devon. Results of a Desk-Based Assessment, Geophysical Survey, Archaeological Evaluation Trenching, Walkover Survey & Visual Impact Assessment (Report - non-specific). SDV351407.

The turbine will overshadow this small church and replace it as the key man-made feature in the landscape and on the skyline. There will also be direct intervisibility between the churchyard and body of the church as well as the tower. Despite the Grade II designation, the early dedication and prominent location in the landscape makes this an unusually sensitive heritage asset: impact assessed as negative/substantial.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV15783List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Hollacombe. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 60.
SDV15791Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1986. FZ 11. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). FZ 11.
SDV15792National Monuments Record Database: NMR. SS30SE3. NMR Index. Digital.
SDV162499Un-published: Dodd, M.. 2004. Dean Milles Parochial Survey. Questionnaire (1747-1762). Dean Milles Parochial Survey. Questionnarie (1747-62). Digital.
SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback.
SDV19012Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1900-1901. St. Petrock. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 1. Unknown. 13.
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 490.
SDV336196Monograph: Pevsner, N.. 1952. The Buildings of England: North Devon. The Buildings of England: North Devon. Paperback Volume. 101-2.
SDV351407Report - non-specific: Wapshott, E. + Morris, B.. 2013. Land at Bishops Farm, Cookbury Devon. Results of a Desk-Based Assessment, Geophysical Survey, Archaeological Evaluation Trenching, Walkover Survey & Visual Impact Assessment. Southwest Archaeology Report. 130930. A4 Unbound + Digital.
SDV863Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1898. The Domesday Churches of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 30. A5 Paperback. 311.
SDV870Article in Serial: Chanter, J. F.. 1910. Christianity in Devon before AD 909. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 42. A5 Hardback. 489, 491.

Associated Monuments

MDV135Parent of: Lantern Cross, Hollacombe St. Petrock (Monument)
MDV65344Related to: Hollacombe, Enclosed Cemetery (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3890 - DAP/FZ/11

Date Last Edited:Dec 7 2017 12:30PM