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HER Number:MDV1891
Name:COAT OF ARMS in the Parish of Dunkeswell


Seal from Dunkeswell Abbey.


Grid Reference:ST 142 107
Map Sheet:ST11SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDunkeswell
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNKESWELL

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST11SW/3/7

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COAT OF ARMS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Brooking Rowe, J., 1877, The Cistercian Houses of Devon, part 5, 389 (Article in Serial). SDV136139.

The arms of Briwere, the founder of Dunkeswell Abbey, were two bends wavy. The common seal represents the blessed virgin with saints on either side all under canopies. Only one mutilated impression of this seal is extant. The seal is 76mm in length. Below the saint on the sinister side of the central figure is a shield with the de Briwere arms. An impression from an abbot's counter-seal is also preserved, vesica-shaped. The abbot is represented standing, holding his crozier in his right hand.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV136139Article in Serial: Brooking Rowe, J.. 1877. The Cistercian Houses of Devon, part 5. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 9. A5 Hardback. 389.

Associated Monuments

MDV1890Part of: Dunkeswell Abbey (Monument)
MDV1892Related to: Dunkeswell Abbey, Bells (Find Spot)
MDV30305Related to: Abbey Church at Dunkeswell Abbey (Monument)
MDV12618Related to: Cloisters at Dunkeswell Abbey (Monument)
MDV44192Related to: Dunkeswell Abbey, Building (Monument)
MDV63464Related to: Dunkeswell Abbey, Garden (Monument)
MDV1893Related to: Dunkeswell Abbey, Grave (Monument)
MDV13990Related to: Dunkeswell Abbey, Tile (Find Spot)
MDV30306Related to: East Range at Dunkeswell Abbey (Monument)
MDV12616Related to: Fishponds at Dunkeswell Abbey (Monument)
MDV12617Related to: Gatehouse at Dunkeswell Abbey (Building)
MDV30307Related to: South Range at Dunkeswell Abbey (Monument)
MDV12615Related to: West Range at Dunkeswell Abbey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM