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HER Number:MDV2362
Name:Dean Memorial at St Mary’s Parish Church, Bickleigh


Ledger stone in the church tower to Mary Dean, died 1734.


Grid Reference:SX 520 623
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBickleigh (SH)
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBICKLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/1/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COMMEMORATIVE STONE (Dated, XVIII - 1734 AD to 1734 AD)

Full description

Jones, W., 1887, The Slannings of Leye, Bickleigh and Maristow, 466 (Article in Serial). SDV162368.

St Mary’s parish church in Bickleigh. Ledger stone in the tower is inscribed: "Here lyeth the body of ye pious and charitable Madm Mary Dean daughter of James Modyford bart. & grand daughter of thet loyal gentn Sr Nicholas Slanning bart. who lost his life in fighting in the defence of his royal master King Charles ye first. She departed this life ye 27th day of October ano domi 1734 aged 74 years". On the stone is a shield impaling the arms of Dean with those of Modyford.

Gray, V., 1982, Untitled Source (Un-published). SDV336191.

Extant at time of visit.

Dyer, M. J. + Manning, P. T., 1998, Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Iinitiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal, 68 (Report - non-specific). SDV319814.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV162368Article in Serial: Jones, W.. 1887. The Slannings of Leye, Bickleigh and Maristow. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 19. A5 Hardback. 466.
SDV319814Report - non-specific: Dyer, M. J. + Manning, P. T.. 1998. Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Iinitiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal. Exeter Archaeology Report. 98.60. A4 Stapled + Digital. 68.
SDV336191Un-published: Gray, V.. 1982. Parish Checklist.

Associated Monuments

MDV2357Part of: St Mary's Parish Church, Bickleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 17 2017 12:16PM