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HER Number:MDV1440
Name:Payhembury, Church of St. Mary


Parish church, 15th and early 16th century, thoroughly refurbished in 1889.


Grid Reference:ST 088 017
Map Sheet:ST00SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPayhembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPAYHEMBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 5019
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST00SE/2
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I): 86857

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (XV to XIX - 1401 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

NMR, ST00SE12 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV320948.

Anonymous, 1919, Payhembury Church, 37 (Article in Serial). SDV134865.

Other details: Part I.

Chapple, W. E. P., 1923, 1st Report of the Medieval Bell Committee (Article in Serial). SDV134859.

Three medieval bells noted. Diameters and inscriptions given.

Sherwin, C., 1927, The History of Ford Abbey, 259 (Article in Serial). SDV134860.

Payhembury Church was held by Ford Abbey prior to the dissolution.

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

St. Mary. Chiefly 15th century; Beer Stone arcade with well-carved capitals bearing shield of arms (including the Arms of Courtenay). A good rood screen c1450. Some ancient carved bench ends and Queen Anne altar rails, and pulpit with sounding board. There is some medieval glass in the north aisle and a splendid panelled and coloured roof with bosses.

Department of Environment, 1988, Payhembury, 87-88 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV134803.

Church of St. Mary. 15C and early 16C thoroughly refurbished in 1889. Local stone rubble with beerstone and volcanic ashlar dressings and detail. Hamstone used 19C in chancel; tile roof. Nave with lower chancel, north aisle is nearly full length and 19C vestry in the angle of aisle and chancel. West tower and south porch. Good interior, although heavily refurbished in 1887. See DOE list full details. Other details: Provisional List.

Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 625 (Monograph). SDV325629.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV134803List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Payhembury. Historic Houses Register. 87-88.
SDV134859Article in Serial: Chapple, W. E. P.. 1923. 1st Report of the Medieval Bell Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 55. A5 Hardback.
SDV134860Article in Serial: Sherwin, C.. 1927. The History of Ford Abbey. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 59. A5 Hardback. 259.
SDV134865Article in Serial: Anonymous. 1919. Payhembury Church. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 65. 37.
SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback.
SDV320948National Monuments Record Database: NMR. ST00SE12.
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 625.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81246 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV1444Parent of: COAT OF ARMS in the Parish of Payhembury (Monument)
MDV1445Parent of: COMMEMORATIVE MONUMENT in the Parish of Payhembury (Monument)
MDV1443Parent of: PULPIT in the Parish of Payhembury (Building)
MDV1441Parent of: ROOD SCREEN in the Parish of Payhembury (Building)
MDV1442Parent of: SUNDIAL in the Parish of Payhembury (Monument)
MDV123044Related to: Yew Tree in St Mary's Churchyard, Payhembury (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 27 2018 3:17PM