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HER Number:MDV1893
Name:Dunkeswell Abbey, Grave

Summary

Two stone coffins, thought to contain the remains of William Briwer and his wife, were found at Dunkeswell Abbey in 1842. All the bones were placed in one coffin and re-interred. The other coffin is under the south east wall of the present churchyard.

Location

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/3/12

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unatributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry (Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry). SDV263.

Two stone coffins covered with plain slabs of Purbeck were found at Dunkeswell Abbey in the late 19th century at the abbey church, containing the skeleton of a man and a woman. They were probably Lord Briware and his wife (died 1227). All the bones were placed in one coffin and re-interred. The other coffin is to be seen under the south east wall of the present churchyard.


Brooking Rowe, J., 1877, The Cistercian Houses of Devon, part 5, 381 (Article in Serial). SDV136139.


Watkin, H. R., 1918, A Great Devonian, William Briwer. Presidential Address, 168-169 (Article in Serial). SDV136126.


Watkin, H. R., 1926 - 1927, William Briwer, 194-195 (Article in Serial). SDV16799.

Other details: plates.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1975, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV136123.

In 1914 a stone coffin and cover was placed inside Holy Trinity church and the remains of William Brewer and his wife were re-interned here. The stone coffins were found in 1842 when the present church was being built. They are the supposed remains of William Briwer.


2000, An Earthwork Survey of Dunkeswell Abbey, 215-266 (Article in Serial). SDV136128.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV136123Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1975. ST11SW(M).
SDV136126Article in Serial: Watkin, H. R.. 1918. A Great Devonian, William Briwer. Presidential Address. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 50. A5 Hardback. 168-169.
SDV136128Article in Serial: 2000. An Earthwork Survey of Dunkeswell Abbey. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 58. 215-266.
SDV136139Article in Serial: Brooking Rowe, J.. 1877. The Cistercian Houses of Devon, part 5. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 9. A5 Hardback. 381.
SDV16799Article in Serial: Watkin, H. R.. 1926 - 1927. William Briwer. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 14. Unknown. 194-195.
SDV263Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry: Unatributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry.

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)
MDV1891Related to: COAT OF ARMS in the Parish of Dunkeswell (Monument)
MDV44192Related to: Dunkeswell Abbey, Building (Monument)
MDV63464Related to: Dunkeswell Abbey, Garden (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

  • EDV2441 - Unnamed Event

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2006 9:09AM