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HER Number:MDV1892
Name: Dunkeswell Abbey, Bells


Four abbey bells were melted down for lead at the dissolution


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/3/8

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Brooking Rowe, J., 1877, The Cistercian Houses of Devon, part 5, 390 (Article in Serial). SDV136139.

Four bells in the tower of Dunkeswell Abbey church were melted down at the dissolution for the lead by Lord Bedford, who sold all that could be marketed.

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. 390.

Associated Monuments

MDV1890Part of: Dunkeswell Abbey (Monument)
MDV30305Related to: Abbey Church at Dunkeswell Abbey (Monument)
MDV12618Related to: Cloisters at Dunkeswell Abbey (Monument)
MDV1891Related to: COAT OF ARMS in the Parish of Dunkeswell (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

  • FDV2873 - BELL NON SPECIFIC (XI to Unknown - 1066 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 30 2013 11:39AM