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HER Number:MDV22872
Name:Allhallows Chapel, Barnstaple


Allhallows chapel was located over the medieval north gate which stood at the northern end of High Street. The room over the gate was subsequently altered and became a school in the 18th century. The gate was demolished in 1842


Grid Reference:SS 556 334
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/170/1
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS53SE30

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHAPEL (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Lysons, D. + Lysons, S., 1822, Magna Britannica, 37 (Monograph). SDV323771.

Cotton, R. W., 1823-1900, The Gates and Walls of Ancient Barnstaple (Un-published). SDV342348.

Site of the medieval North Gate and Allhallows Chapel. It was altered in the 18th century when the Bluecoat School was built circa 1770. Destroyed 1842. Map object based on this source.

Oliver, G., 1846, Monasticon Diocesis Exoniensis (Monograph). SDV57424.

Leland (1534-43) refers to a chapel but no remains survive (1822).

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

'North Gate (site of)' marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. Map object based on this source.

Rogers, I., 1922-1923, Ancient Clocks at Barnstaple, 362-3 (Article in Serial). SDV78814.

The North Gate used to stand at the northern end of High Street. It was a doubl-arched structure surmounted by a hall which had earlier been a chapel dedicated to Allhallows or All Saints. It was modernised in 1710 when the Bluecoat School was established there.

Timms, S. C., 1976, The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft, 71 (Report - Survey). SDV341346.

Friends of Archaeology ND, Unknown, Historic Barnstaple (Leaflet). SDV356772.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SS53SE30 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV86710.

Site visit 15th october 1953. Medieval chapel over the North Gate, later used as a boy's school and rebuilt in the early 18th century. Destroyed 1842.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV323771Monograph: Lysons, D. + Lysons, S.. 1822. Magna Britannica. Magna Britannica: A Concise Topographical Account of The Several Counties o. 6: Devonshire. Unknown. 37.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV341346Report - Survey: Timms, S. C.. 1976. The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. A4 Unbound + Digital. 71.
SDV342348Un-published: Cotton, R. W.. 1823-1900. The Gates and Walls of Ancient Barnstaple. A4 Single Sheet + Digital.
SDV356772Leaflet: Friends of Archaeology ND. Unknown. Historic Barnstaple. Leaflet + Digital.
SDV57424Monograph: Oliver, G.. 1846. Monasticon Diocesis Exoniensis. Monasticon Diocesis Exoniensis. Unknown.
SDV78814Article in Serial: Rogers, I.. 1922-1923. Ancient Clocks at Barnstaple. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 12. Unknown. 362-3.
SDV86710Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SS53SE30. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV12495Related to: Medieval North Gate, Barnstaple (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 19 2014 2:35PM