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HER Number:MDV19365
Name:St. Mary Magdelene's Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple

Summary

Site of St. Mary Magdelene Church. The church, built in the 19th century in 13th century style with an asymmetically placed spire, was demolished in 1979/80.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 560 334
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/148

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHURCH (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Wood, J., 1843, Plan of the Town of Barnstaple from Actual Survey (Cartographic). SDV91852.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

St. Mary Magdalene Church recorded on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map within a rectangular graveyard. The south porch of the church is reached by a tree-lined path from Bear Street.


Chanter, J. F. + Reed, H., 1907, Second Report of the Church Plate Committee, 115-16 (Article in Serial). SDV70301.

Details of church plate recorded. See article for details.


Boggis, R. J. E., 1915, History of the Parish Church of St. Mary Magdelene, Barnstaple (Unknown). SDV78640.


Pevsner, N., 1952, The Buildings of England: North Devon, 47 (Monograph). SDV336196.

Church built by Ferrey in 1846 in late 13th century style with an asymmetrically placed spire.


Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 329 (Monograph). SDV17562.

St. Mary Magdelene's Church, Bear Street was built in 1844-46 by Benjamin Ferrey.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

The site of the church and the northern section of the graveyard is now mostly covered by modern housing. The graveyard on the south side of the church survives as an open area.


Timms, S. C., 27/11/1982, St. Mary Magdelene Church (Personal Comment). SDV87974.

The church was demolished 1979/80 without any known record being made of it. The site is due to be developed.


Devon County Council, October 1979, St. Mary Magdelene Church, Film 395 (Photograph). SDV87975.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 329.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #82480 ]
SDV336196Monograph: Pevsner, N.. 1952. The Buildings of England: North Devon. The Buildings of England: North Devon. Paperback Volume. 47.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV70301Article in Serial: Chanter, J. F. + Reed, H.. 1907. Second Report of the Church Plate Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 39. A5 Hardback. 115-16.
SDV78640Unknown: Boggis, R. J. E.. 1915. History of the Parish Church of St. Mary Magdelene, Barnstaple. Unknown.
SDV87974Personal Comment: Timms, S. C.. 27/11/1982. St. Mary Magdelene Church. Not Applicable.
SDV87975Photograph: Devon County Council. October 1979. St. Mary Magdelene Church. Photograph (Paper). Film 395.
SDV91852Cartographic: Wood, J.. 1843. Plan of the Town of Barnstaple from Actual Survey. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 15 2018 1:36PM