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HER Number:MDV21279
Name:Gargoyles at Welltown Meadow, Walkhampton


Two gargoyles of finely carved stone, brought to Welltown Meadow in the 1980s, are said to have come from Buckland Abbey. The gargoyles are no longer at the property.


Grid Reference:SX 487 667
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46NE/501/6
  • Tide Project: 10/07/2020

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 1983, Gargoyles at Welltown Meadow (Worksheet). SDV246319.

Two gargoyles of finely carved stone, now at Welltown Meadow, Walkhampton are said to have come from Buckland Abbey.

Watts, S., 2018, Gargoyles (Personal Comment). SDV361719.

According to the owner of Welltown Meadow the gargoyles are no longer there.

Richards, A. F., 2018, Update of the gargoyles at Welltown (Personal Comment). SDV361781.

It appears the gargoyles are likely to be portable objects and when the house was sold in 2010, were probably removed at this time.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV246319Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1983. Gargoyles at Welltown Meadow. Worksheet. Digital. [Mapped feature: #11223 Map object arbitrary, based on this source. Original location unknown, ]
SDV361719Personal Comment: Watts, S.. 2018. Gargoyles. Not Applicable.
SDV361781Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2018. Update of the gargoyles at Welltown. Email. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV5451Related to: Buckland Abbey (Monument)
MDV21293Related to: Gargoyles at The Threshing Barn, Walkhampton (Find Spot)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 10 2020 1:02PM