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HER Number:MDV13845
Name:Tiverton Castle Chapel


Chapel at Tiverton Castle, may have occupied the upper part of the Castle Keep, however mid-19th century Ordnance Survey map shows it between the keep and the tower.


Grid Reference:SS 954 129
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 36436
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SE/29/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 235
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS91SE1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHAPEL (XIII to Late Medieval - 1300 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Ministry of Works, Tiverton Castle (Schedule Document). SDV345505.

Dunsford, M., 1790, Untitled Source (Monograph). SDV345501.

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

'Chapel' shown between the keep and the tower.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951 - 1978, SS91SE1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV345510.

Chapel at Tiverton Castle. The position of the chapel as described by Dunsford coincides with the Castle Keep. The remains here are in very poor condition. To the east of the south range of buildings are relatively recent buildings beside the south-east angle tower. In the wall of the upper storey are two decorated windows with lancet window between. Inside is the remains of a piscina. The private chapel is commonly believed to have been the upper chamber of the south-west turret.

Laithwaite, M., 1987, Report on the Tiverton Castle Project 1987, 7 (Un-published). SDV35428.

First recorded in a Will of 1377.

Department of Environment, 1994, Tiverton Castle (Correspondence). SDV345508.

Modified extent of the Scheduled Monument. Only the uninhabited parts of the building are covered.

Higbee, L. + Collings, A. G., 2000, Archaeological Recording at Tiverton High School and East Devon College Campuses, Tiverton, 2-4 (Report - Assessment). SDV323421.

National Monuments Record, 2010, 36436 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV345518.

The private chapel of the castle is commonly believed to have been the upper chamber of the south-west turret.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

The ruinous south wall of the south range is 14th century, variously interpreted as a domestic range or a chapel over services, and the solar tower at the south-west corner.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV323421Report - Assessment: Higbee, L. + Collings, A. G.. 2000. Archaeological Recording at Tiverton High School and East Devon College Campuses, Tiverton. Exeter Archaeology Report. 00.57. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2-4.
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV345501Monograph: Dunsford, M.. 1790. Historical Memoirs of the Town and Parish of Tiverton. Unknown.
SDV345505Schedule Document: Ministry of Works. Tiverton Castle. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV345508Correspondence: Department of Environment. 1994. Tiverton Castle. Letter.
SDV345510Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951 - 1978. SS91SE1. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345518National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 36436. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV35428Un-published: Laithwaite, M.. 1987. Report on the Tiverton Castle Project 1987. A4 Stapled. 7.

Associated Monuments

MDV1379Part of: Tiverton Castle (Building)
MDV13846Related to: Tiverton Castle Keep (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 5 2018 9:39AM