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HER Number:MDV1441
Name:ROOD SCREEN in the Parish of Payhembury


Good rood screen although somewhat restored.


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

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST00SE/2/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROOD SCREEN (Late Medieval - 1401 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Keyser, C. E., 1898, On the Panel Paintings of Saints on the Devonshire Screens, 183-222 (Article in Serial). SDV134840.

Bligh Bond, F., 1903, Devonshire Screens and Rood Lofts. Part II, 480 (Article in Serial). SDV6113.

St. Mary: rood screen to nave and north aisle, of ten bays, well preserved, retaining groining and triple cornice enrichments. Doors remain. Rood loft stairs in north wall. Perpendicular screen, with thickened central mullion. Modern crestin. Screen painted and gilt shows bourchier knot and Coat of Arms of Courtenay, Ferrars and Malherbe. Date said to be 1450. New parclose screen now encloses north chapel.

Anonymous, 1919, Payhembury Church, 37 (Article in Serial). SDV320951.

Screen of usual Devon type with fan vaulting in ten bays. Other details: Part I.

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

Good rood screen although somewhat restored. It is 10 bays including 2 doorways; the wainscotting has applied blind tracery; the windows have slender perpendicular tracery (Pevsner's Type B), the coved canopy has Gothic ornamentation and the frieze has 3 bands of delicately carved openwork foliage with crest and vallance. The parclose is a simpler late 19C copy. Other details: Provisional List.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV134803List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Payhembury. Historic Houses Register. 87.
SDV134840Article in Serial: Keyser, C. E.. 1898. On the Panel Paintings of Saints on the Devonshire Screens. Archaeologia. 56. Unknown. 183-222.
SDV320951Article in Serial: Anonymous. 1919. Payhembury Church. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 65. 37.
SDV6113Article in Serial: Bligh Bond, F.. 1903. Devonshire Screens and Rood Lofts. Part II. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 35. Digital. 480.

Associated Monuments

MDV1440Part of: Payhembury, Church of St. Mary (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM