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HER Number:MDV17630
Name:Chapels at Canonsleigh Abbey


Bishop Brantyngham's Register (1370-1394) describes two chapels. Both Polwhele and Swete mention a chapel that was demolished in the 18th century and its stones burnt to make lime.


Grid Reference:ST 067 174
Map Sheet:ST01NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBurlescombe
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBURLESCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST01NE/2/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHAPEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV1416.

"a larger chapel at canonsleigh was pulled down a few years since; and (as it consisted of limestone) was burnt to lime at a farm near columbton" (polwhele). Vis=-/-/1800 (swete) reference to the demolition of a chapel "not long ago" and the conversion of its walls into manure (dro).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV42047.

Oliver, g. /monasticon diocesis exoniensis (1845)224-235.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV42048.

Devon and cornwall record soc/the cartulary of canonsleigh abbey/new series no.8(1965)xv.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV42049.

Polwhele, r. /history of devonshire/(1793-1806)367-368.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV42050.

Dro=564m/f17/john swete:devon tour/20(1800)107/worksheet.

Oliver, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1363.

Bishop brantyngham's register (1370-1394) describes two chapels, all saints and st. Thomas within the monastery of legh (oliver).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1363Migrated Record: Oliver.
SDV1416Migrated Record: Unknown. Unknown. Devon Record Office Collection. Unknown.
SDV42047Migrated Record:
SDV42048Migrated Record:
SDV42049Migrated Record:
SDV42050Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV1465Part of: Canonsleigh Abbey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 29 2015 1:54PM