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HER Number:MDV1945
Name:Friends Burial Ground


Site of a Quaker burial ground in use from the 17th to the 18th century


Grid Reference:ST 272 022
Map Sheet:ST20SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEMBURY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structures and earthworks of Membury Quaker Burial Ground, west of Rock Mill

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST20SE/19
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CEMETERY (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, 1840, Membury (Cartographic). SDV340628.

Membury Tithe Map Field No 319 is recorded as 'Burial Ground'.

Pulman, G. P. R., 1865, The Book of the Axe, 582 (Monograph). SDV124122.

Pulman records burial in 1779.

Anon, 1882, Membury Quakers' Meeting House, 30-32 (Article in Serial). SDV340627.

A register of marriages, births, deaths and burials owned by Mrs Reynolds of Bridport about 1881 shows the first burial on 5th July 1660 and the last burial in 1755.

Dymond, R., 1886, Untitled Source (Monograph). SDV340630.

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 59SE (Cartographic). SDV104001.

'Friend's Burial Ground (Disused)' shown on 1906 map.

Langdon, F. E. W., 1907, The Church of Membury, 142 (Article in Serial). SDV337303.

Wilkin, W. H., 1927, Notes on Membury: Part 2, 234-8 (Article in Serial). SDV340626.

Quaker burial ground north of old meeting house beside the lane running from Lee Hill Farm. Purchased by public subscription in 1926 to preserve it. Nearly 80 burials.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1985, ST20SE10 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV340629.

Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit, 1992 - 1993, Blackdown Hills Survey Archive (Archive - Survey). SDV324187.

Visited on 28th September 1992. Quaker burial site within small hedged enclosure in south corner of pasture field at junction with Goyle Acre Lane. No gravestones. Well maintained.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV104001Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 59SE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV124122Monograph: Pulman, G. P. R.. 1865. The Book of the Axe. The Book of the Axe. Unknown. 582.
SDV324187Archive - Survey: Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. 1992 - 1993. Blackdown Hills Survey Archive. Blackdown Hills Survey Archive. A4 Unbound.
SDV337303Article in Serial: Langdon, F. E. W.. 1907. The Church of Membury. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 39. A5 Hardback. 142.
SDV340626Article in Serial: Wilkin, W. H.. 1927. Notes on Membury: Part 2. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 59. A5 Hardback. 234-8.
SDV340627Article in Serial: Anon. 1882. Membury Quakers' Meeting House. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 28 Part 1. Unknown. 30-32.
SDV340628Cartographic: Unknown. 1840. Membury. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV340629Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1985. ST20SE10. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV340630Monograph: Dymond, R.. 1886. A Deserted Meeting House and Burial Ground. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV5325Related to: FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE in the Parish of Membury (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 20 2018 4:18PM