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HER Number:MDV2282
Name:Yealmpton, St Bartholomew's


Parish church, rebuilt in 1850, 1915 west tower in three stages, with pinnacles and battlements.


Grid Reference:SX 577 517
Map Sheet:SX55SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishYealmpton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishYEALMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 5366
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55SE/6
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*): 100487

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV1416.

Illustrations by swete (dro).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157931.

Warner, h. J. /a history of yealmpton/(none)8-11.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157932.

Reichel, o. J. /tda/30(1898)310/the domesday churches of devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157933.

Copeland, g. W. /tda/83(1951)108/20th report of the plymouth branch.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157934.

Reichel, o. J. /tda/71(1939)336-337/the church and the hundreds in devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157935.

Welch, e. /tda/92(1960)293-301/the pollexfen pew at yealmpton.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157936.

Reichel, o. J. /hundreds of devon/(1928-1938)299/the hundred of plympton in early times.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157937.

Page, w.(ed)/vch devon/1(1906)406.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157938.

Welch, c. E. /dcnq/28(1959-1961)88-89/a monument in yealmpton church.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157939.

Dro=564m/15/11(illustrations by swete).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157940.


WARNER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157967.

Yealmpton parish church. St. Bartholomew. Earliest mention of the church in a charter c.1225. Nothing is probably left of the old building. Restored in 1849-52 (warner).

REICHEL, 1928-1938, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171.

A church at yealmpton existed long before the conquest and probably before the creation of the diocese of crediton in 909 (reichel, 1928-1938).

PAGE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18473.

Domesday book makes reference in 1086 to "the priests of the township" of elintona (yealmpton). The geldroll refers to "st. Mary of yealmpton" (page).

Welch, E., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV29065.

Church almost completely rebuilt in 1850. Some 17th century memorials and brasses to families of pollexfen and coplestone saved and re-erected. Descriptions of same. Account of the long wrangle between these two families over seating priorities in the church (welch).

REICHEL, 1939, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV318178.

Thought to have been founded before 909 (for explanation see sx74sw/7, w. Alvington)(reichel, 1939).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326042.

Church of st. Bartholomew. Rebuilt in 1850 by william butterfield. Tower of 1915. Coursed stone and ashlar, with freestone dressings. Slate roofs. Decorated style. Comprising:- nave, chancel, north and south aisles, north and south transepts, south porch and later west tower. Decorated windows with rectilinear, intersecting and foiled tracery. Buttresses with set-offs.1915 west tower in three stages with pinnacles and battlements. Unremarkable exterior. See doe list for full details (doe).

REICHEL, 1898, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38916.

There is said to have been a parochial chapel at yealmpton at the time of the domesday book (reichel, 1898).

Pearce, S. M., 2012, Early Medieval Ecclesiastical Sites in South-western Britain: their dates, characters and significance, 81 - 108 (Article in Serial). SDV361501.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1416Migrated Record: Unknown. Unknown. Devon Record Office Collection. Unknown.
SDV157931Migrated Record:
SDV157932Migrated Record:
SDV157933Migrated Record:
SDV157934Migrated Record:
SDV157935Migrated Record:
SDV157936Migrated Record:
SDV157937Migrated Record:
SDV157938Migrated Record:
SDV157939Migrated Record:
SDV157940Migrated Record:
SDV157967Migrated Record: WARNER.
SDV171Migrated Record: REICHEL, 1928-1938.
SDV18473Migrated Record: PAGE.
SDV29065Migrated Record: Welch, E..
SDV318178Migrated Record: REICHEL, 1939.
SDV326042Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV361501Article in Serial: Pearce, S. M.. 2012. Early Medieval Ecclesiastical Sites in South-western Britain: their dates, characters and significance. Antiquaries Journal. 92. Paperback Volume. 81 - 108.
SDV38916Migrated Record: REICHEL, 1898.

Associated Monuments

MDV107118Parent of: World War II Memorials, St Bartholomew's Church (Monument)
MDV2284Related to: Goreus Stone at St Bartholomew's Parish Church, Yealmpton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 28 2018 12:40PM