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HER Number:MDV24199
Name:Churchyard Walls, St. Thomas a Becket, Dodbrooke

Summary

Walls on north-west, north-east, and south side of churchyard, including a pair of massive piers to a pedestrian gate. Probably 18th century. Bears a plaque commemorating the fallen of World War I.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 739 444
Map Sheet:SX74SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsbridge
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDODBROOKE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX74SW/18/3
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 98984

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WALL (XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1972, Kingsbridge, 4 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV141018.

Walls of churchyard of St. Thomas a Becket's Church, Church Street. Probably 18th century, 12 feet high narrow coursed stone, part forming retaining wall with hewn rounded cope, on north-west, north-east, and south side of churchyard, where there is a pair of massive piers to a pedestrian gate, with moulded monoliths supporting Gothic tracery caps, probably medieval re-used.


Exeter Archaeology, 2000, Archaeological Assessment of Kingsbridge Lower School, Fosse Road, Kingsbridge, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV336305.


Collings, A. G., 2006, Archaeological Assessment of Kingsbridge Primary School, Kingsbridge, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV339626.

Probably 18th Century, narrow coursed stone, 3 meters high. There is a pair of massive piers to a pedestrian gate, with moulded monoliths supporting gothic tracery caps, probably re-used from the medieval period. Other details: Churchyard Walls.


Google, 2013, Google Streetview (Website). SDV350787.

War memorial plaque visible on the south-west corner of the churchyard wall, at the junction of Church Street and the western entrance to the churchyard.


Brine, M. E., 2013, War Memorials, Photo (Website). SDV351333.

A 1914-1918 war memorial plaque is inset into the wall of the churchyard below a pillar standing in the churchyard above.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV141018List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Kingsbridge. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 4.
SDV336305Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2000. Archaeological Assessment of Kingsbridge Lower School, Fosse Road, Kingsbridge. Exeter Archaeology Report. 00.08. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV339626Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G.. 2006. Archaeological Assessment of Kingsbridge Primary School, Kingsbridge. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.94. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV350787Website: Google. 2013. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV351333Website: Brine, M. E.. 2013. War Memorials. http://www.devonheritage.org/WarMemorials.htm. Website. Photo.

Associated Monuments

MDV51152Part of: Churchyard, St Thomas a Becket, Dodbrooke (Monument)
MDV7250Related to: Dodbrooke, St Thomas a Becket (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4325 - Archaeological Assessment of Kingsbridge Primary School, Kingsbridge.

Date Last Edited:Jun 7 2013 1:33PM