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HER Number:MDV1421
Name:CHURCH HOUSE in the Parish of Kentisbeare

Summary - not yet available


Grid Reference:ST 068 082
Map Sheet:ST00NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKentisbeare
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishKENTISBEARE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST00NE/2
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*)
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHURCH HOUSE (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Timms, S. C., Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV2.

Vis=18/8/1981 (timms) the house has been modernised but the medieval plan and internal features are still preserved. New staircase from hall to first floor (timms).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=10/1/1962 (os) the house is again one dwelling tastefully modernised and retaining its original character. Of particular interest are the doorway and four light wood mullioned tudor leaded windows in the north east side of the house, and an earlier window protected by a modern window in the south west side (os).

Alcock, N. W. + Laithwaite, M., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288516.

New front door. Whole house was originally single-storeyed (3 room plan) with the third room and inner room probably completely partitioned off. A jettied room was then inserted over the cross passage, and projected into the hall. Stud-and-panel screens are present. The inner room was converted into a parlour circa the early 16th century (alcock + laithwaite).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV325894.

Priesthall (formerly listed as old priest's house). Detached house ; it was the medieval rectory but already devided into five cottages at the time the 1681 terrier was drawn up. Roughcast cob and rubble; some dressed sandstone; gable-end roof. Three room through passage plan houuse. See ode list for full details (doe).

CHALK, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV44086.

Vis=1/-/1909 (chalk) priesthill the medieval rectory abuts the churchyard. Now let as three cottages. The middle cottage was the ancient hall (chalk).

P.7, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57041.

Priesthill. Rev. E. S. Chalk in his 'kentisbeare and blackborough' describes priesthill as an interesting old house just outside the nw corner of the church- yard, "as one of the least spoilt medieval church-houses in england" (p.7). On p.35 he quotes from a terrier of 26th july 1681 "vicaridge house called priesthill, 5 lower rooms and 4 chambers divided into 5 poor dwellings". He makes no distinction between a priest's house and a church-house - two very different buildings serving very different purposes. Priesthill is the priest's house, not the church-house which was on the right hand of the present north gate to the churchyard. Recently restored actual church-house very dilapidated when pulled down. Open hall in which an early wooden window with cusped heads to the lights has been skillfully preserved. Old priest's house or church house probably late 15th century.

Pantin, W. A., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57044.

A hall house of cob and rubble, with timber-framed internal partitions. Thatched. A lateral chimney to the hall, and a chimney stack at each end. Hall originally open to the roof, now divided by a floor medieval plan: central open hall, with ground floor parlour and first floor solar/chamber at the south end. A kitchen with second chamber above to the north, and a small chamber over the screens passage (pantin).

LOMAS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57047.

The ogee doorway is one of only three examples known in devon (lomas).

ALCOCK, CITING LAITHWAITE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57048.

Jointed cruck recorded (alcock, citing laithwaite).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57050.

Copeland, g. W. /tda/94(1962)435/devonshire church-houses, part 3.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57051.

Copeland, g. W. /tda/96(1964)24/proceedings at the 102nd annual meeting.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57052.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57053.

Chalk, e. S. /tda/42(1910)314.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57054.

Chalk, e. S. /parochial histories of devonshire no.3 kentisbeare/(1934) illustrations 35.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57055.

Doe/hhr:tiverton rd/(june 1959)24.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57056.

Pantin, w. A. /med. Arch. /1(1957)127-128,plan.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57057.

Des=timms, s. /18/8/1981/as above.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57058.

Des=photograph(dcc con sec film no.493)on parish file.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57059.

Alcock, n. W. + laithwaite, m. /med. Arch. /17(1973)112-114,plan.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57060.

Lomas, j. /tda/106(1974)134/the restoration of higher hareston manor, brixton (1972-3).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57061.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57062.

Cherry, b. + pevsner, n. /buildings of england: devon/(1989)515.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV57063.

Aph=dap/ug 3-5(15/5/1991).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV2Report - Survey: Timms, S. C..
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV288516Migrated Record: Alcock, N. W. + Laithwaite, M..
SDV325894Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV44086Migrated Record: CHALK.
SDV57041Migrated Record: P.7.
SDV57044Migrated Record: Pantin, W. A..
SDV57047Migrated Record: LOMAS.
SDV57050Migrated Record:
SDV57051Migrated Record:
SDV57052Migrated Record:
SDV57053Migrated Record:
SDV57054Migrated Record:
SDV57055Migrated Record:
SDV57056Migrated Record:
SDV57057Migrated Record:
SDV57058Migrated Record:
SDV57059Migrated Record:
SDV57060Migrated Record:
SDV57061Migrated Record:
SDV57062Migrated Record:
SDV57063Aerial Photograph:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM