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HER Number:MDV20063
Name:St Anne's Chapel at Buckfast Abbey

Summary

Site of St Anne's Chapel at Buckfast Abbey which was built before the foundation of the Cistercian abbey of 1134-6. A tunnel vaulted undercroft now under the rebuilt abbey buildings are the possible remains of the chapel

Location

Grid Reference:SX 741 673
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/24/9
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHAPEL (VIII to Late Medieval - 701 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Brooking Rowe, J., 1876, The Cistercian Houses of Devon, Part 3: Buckfast, 809-86 (Article in Serial). SDV348424.

The foundation of the present house are said to be on the vaulted work of Early English character.


Blair, W. J., 1981, Buckfast Abbey: Features of Architectural and Archaeological Interest (Report - Assessment). SDV348441.

A fragment of the plain barrel vaulted undercroft of the west range, probably 12th century survives.


Department of Environment, 1983, Buckfastleigh, 1 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV337043.

St. Anne's chapel was built before the foundation of the Cistercian abbey of 1134-6. A tunnel-vaulted undercroft now under the rebuilt abbey buildings.


National Monuments Record, 1999, 444830 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV348516.

Sole visible remains of the original abbey buildings are the early vaulting. Now believed to be a fragment of the first Saxon abbey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337043List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Buckfastleigh. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 1.
SDV348424Article in Serial: Brooking Rowe, J.. 1876. The Cistercian Houses of Devon, Part 3: Buckfast. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 8. A5 Hardback. 809-86.
SDV348441Report - Assessment: Blair, W. J.. 1981. Buckfast Abbey: Features of Architectural and Archaeological Interest. Unknown.
SDV348516National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 1999. 444830. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV7808Part of: Buckfast Abbey (Building)
MDV7808Related to: Buckfast Abbey (Building)
MDV7808Part of: Buckfast Abbey (Building)
MDV7808Related to: Buckfast Abbey (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 10:36AM