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HER Number:MDV13833
Name:Great Gate, Frithelstock Priory

Summary - not yet available


Grid Reference:SS 464 195
Map Sheet:SS41NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFrithelstock
Ecclesiastical ParishFRITHELSTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS41NE/1/6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GATEHOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

MATON, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV17889.

Frithelstock priory - site of greatgate. The gate was still standing 1796 in a line with south wall of burial ground at that time (maton). Vis=-/-/1932 (radford). Immediately outside modern extension of churchyard mounds indicating a substantial foundation probably cover the base of the gateway. Vis=14/12/1953 (os). The area, under grass, shows strong traces of extensive foundations but none could be defined as probable foundations of the gate. Vis=27/11/1978 (os). A number of amorphous mounds lie north-east and south of priory ruins. Some result from stone robbing. Vis=12/3/1983 (timms). Site given by os lies in field which contains substantial earthworks (to south-east of abbey church). Brief visit did not reveal signs of any recent disturbance. Earthworks require detailed survey. Vis=4/11/1986 (weddell). The burial ground was extended in 1914 and the gate should therefore lie about 12-13m inside the line of the present road, probably on the east side of the church. One of the mounds was indentified as a possible foundation of a north-south wall at 5-6m from the churchyard wall. There are some suggestive kinks in the boundary line shown on the early 25" map. Part of the structure may lie under the graveyard.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV17890.

Maton, w. G. /observations on the western counties/(1794-6).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV17891.

Ralegh-radford, c. A. /pdaes/2(1933-1936)3-27.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV17892.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV17893.

Des=timms, s. /as above/(1983).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV17894.

Des=weddell, p. J. /dr h s 1986 report no 4 frithelstock.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV17895.

Des=os 25" map/(1906).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17889Report - Survey: MATON.
SDV17890Migrated Record:
SDV17891Migrated Record:
SDV17892Migrated Record:
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SDV17894Migrated Record:
SDV17895Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV419Part of: Frithelstock Priory, Frithelstock, Torridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 22 2013 8:31AM