HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.

HER Number:MDV17200
Name:Sowton, Bishop's Court, Chapel


Chapel of St Gabriel within Bishop's Court in Sowton founded in 13th century & rebuilt in 1860


Grid Reference:SX 980 918
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSowton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARRINGDON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99SE/1/3
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHAPEL (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Moore, T., 1829, Untitled Source, 36 (Monograph). SDV336332.

Medieval chapel of St Gabriel within the Bishop's Palace. Founded by Bishop Bronescombe, and later removed by Stapledon to the neighbouring town.

Murray, J, 1872, Untitled Source, 62 (Monograph). SDV336337.

Lancefield, A. P., 1912 - 1913, Saint Gabriel in Devon, 157-8, 160 (Article in Serial). SDV336336.

Author reflects on occurrence of dedications to St Gabriel in Devon.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1954, SX99SE2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV336333.

A chantry chapel of St Gabriel was founded in 1276, and served by two priests. In 1311 it was removed to the village of Bishop's Clyst (see PRN 10099).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1962, SX99SE4 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV336335.

Chapel rebuilt in 1860. No trace of medieval building, although lower courses may be original.

Department of Environment, 1987, Sowton, 24 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV118121.

Chapel at Bishop's Court in Sowton. Three tall correctly 13th century lancets by White; stumpy weathered flying buttresses; 2 lancets to the inner face of chapel, none to the outer. Service range, much more domestic in character, each range separately roofed with patterned slates, and all half-hipped; asymmetrical with a shallow front wing running parallel with the chapel, and a single-storyed gabled-end front wing containing the main service end entrance. See DoE list for full details.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV118121List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Sowton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 24.
SDV336332Monograph: Moore, T.. 1829. History of Devonshire. Unknown. 36.
SDV336333Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1954. SX99SE2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV336335Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. SX99SE4. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV336336Article in Serial: Lancefield, A. P.. 1912 - 1913. Saint Gabriel in Devon. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 7: Part 1. Unknown. 157-8, 160.
SDV336337Monograph: Murray, J. 1872. Handbook for Travellers in Devon and Cornwall. Unknown. 62.

Associated Monuments

MDV10076Part of: Bishop's Court, Sowton (Building)
MDV10099Related to: HOSPITAL in the Parish of Sowton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3895 - SX99SE 2
  • EDV3896 - SX99SE 4

Date Last Edited:Feb 4 2014 11:03AM