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HER Number:MDV336
Name:Quaker Burial Ground


Quadrangular burial ground enclosed by four walls with entrance on north side, on land given in late 18th century will.


Grid Reference:SS 527 267
Map Sheet:SS52NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHorwood, Lovacott and Newton Tracey
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNEWTON TRACEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS52NW/8

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CEMETERY (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV70299.

A quaker meeting-room and burial-ground. In the 18th and 19th centuries a quaker community flourished in newton tracey. Their meeting-room was at what is known now as loverings, being at the left-hand side of the main door of the house.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV70300.

Oliver, m. /tda/86(1954)163-165/notes on newton tracey and a forgotten burial ground.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Walls to Quaker burial ground. Late C18 or possibly C19. Stone rubble walls with tiled capping. Roughly coursed stone rubble to gatepiers with concrete caps. Quadrangular burial ground enclosed by 4 walls with entrance on north side. Slate stone at south end with inscription "The piece of land/was given by/Richard Adams/ to the/Society of Friends/for a burying ground/By will/Dated 28th of 8th month 1782".

Sources / Further Reading

SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88011 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV70299Migrated Record:
SDV70300Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV95048Parent of: Walls to Quaker Burial Ground (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 1 2014 3:12PM