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HER Number:MDV1721
Name:Norman Font at St Mary's Parish Church, Bratton Clovelly

Summary

Norman font at St Mary's parish church in Bratton Clovelly

Location

Grid Reference:SX 463 918
Map Sheet:SX49SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBratton Clovelly
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRATTON CLOVELLY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 438286
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX49SE/7/2
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I): 94275

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FONT (XI to XIII - 1066 AD to 1300 AD (Between))

Full description

Clarke, K. M., 1919, The Baptismal Fonts of Devon. Part 6, 213-4 (Article in Serial). SDV56166.

Other details: Plate 1.


Cresswell, B. F., 1927, Devonshire Churches: The Buildings and Builders, 154 (Article in Serial). SDV124362.

Norman font at St Mary's parish church in Bratton Clovelly is of the same type as at Ashwater. The ornament resembles that of nine Cornish fonts: a petalled circle flanked by a serpent with two heads with extended jaws and forked tongues, and heads at the angles. Masks at the angles of the bowl. Upper part of bowl is square. Rim is square and plain, at each corner is a large mask with prominent ears. Edge of basin is sunk to receive the cover. The low shaft is octagonal, the base has rounded sides cushioned off. Semicircular shape clearly seen on north side. On the east the base has been cut back 25 millimetres. More formal ornament. Small replica of the font in Newport church in Launceston. Cornish green-stone used for font, possibly suggesting a special workshop from which this and other Cornish fonts were made.


Copeland, G. W., 1966, Proceedings at the 104th Annual Meeting, 31 (Article in Serial). SDV266064.

Late Norman font of a Cornish pattern.


Department of Environment, 1987, Bratton Clovelly, 25 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV344054.

Late Norman font is of Tintagel stone, square with masks at the corners and each side carved with a star surmounted by a two headed dragon. Short stout octagonal shaft.


Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 206 (Monograph). SDV325629.


Passmore, A. J., 2007, An Archaeological Watching Brief at The Garden, Bratton Clovelly, 1 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV344061.


National Monuments Record, 2010, 438286 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV344057.

Other details: SX49SE8.


English Heritage, 2010, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV154869.

Other details: LBS Number 94275.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV124362Article in Serial: Cresswell, B. F.. 1927. Devonshire Churches: The Buildings and Builders. Journal of the British Archaeological Association. 33. Unknown. 154.
SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV266064Article in Serial: Copeland, G. W.. 1966. Proceedings at the 104th Annual Meeting. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 98. A5 Paperback. 31.
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 206.
SDV344054List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Bratton Clovelly. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 25.
SDV344057National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 438286. National Monuments Record Index. Website.
SDV344061Report - Watching Brief: Passmore, A. J.. 2007. An Archaeological Watching Brief at The Garden, Bratton Clovelly. Exeter Archaeology Report. 07.03. A4 Stapled + Digital. 1.
SDV56166Article in Serial: Clarke, K. M.. 1919. The Baptismal Fonts of Devon. Part 6. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 51. Unknown. 213-4.

Associated Monuments

MDV1719Part of: St Mary's Parish Church, Bratton Clovelly (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4579 - Watching Brief at The Gardens, Bratton Clovelly

Date Last Edited:Jan 20 2010 3:18PM