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HER Number:MDV4059
Name:St Martin's Chapel, Maristow House


Chapel adjoining north-east of Maristow House, built in 1877-9 in Decorated style. Replaced an earlier chapel to the east.


Grid Reference:SX 473 645
Map Sheet:SX46SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBickleigh (SH)
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBICKLEIGH
Ecclesiastical ParishTAMERTON FOLIOT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46SE/11
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHAPEL (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138831.

Doe/hhr:south hams/(2/2/1984)6.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138832.

Des=os 6"(1907)111se.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138833.

Cherry, b. + pevsner, n. /the buildings of england:devon/(1989).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138834.

Oldham, d. W. /tda/38(1906)391-403/the private chapels of devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138835.

Des=dyer, m. J. + manning, p. T. /objective 5b: lower tamar valley recreation + land management initiative: cultural heritage appraisal/(1998)63-64/ea report 98.60.

Dyer, M. + Manning, P., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV27135.

Originally a c14 foundation on site to e of existing chapel. Demolished and reused as folly when chapel rebuilt in 1877-9 by st. Aubyn. Gothic style with s tower + spire. Limestone craze paving with yellow stone dressings + slate roof. Marbled interior (dyer + manning).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326166.

St. Martins chapel, site of. Chapel adjoining north-east of maristow house.1877-9 by st aubyn. Grey dressed random rubble with yellow freestone dressings. Slate roof. Decorated style. Nave with 3 south windows of 2 lights with geometric tracery. Five-light east window with geometric tracery. North transept. Two at west end of south side over the porch. The first stage with a canopied niche, at the corner, containing figure of saint. The ball stage above has flat pilasters at the angles and 2-light ball openings in double hollow-chamfered orders. Stone broach spire with lucarnes at base. Interior: marble nook-shafts to south and east windows. Arch-braced boarded roof, over the east end with bosses, and the principals supported on marble colonnettes with angles over the capitals. At the west end with 3 bay arcade with cusped arches. Marble reredos. The site of the original st. Martins chapel is immediately to the east (doe).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX46SE1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV138830.

St Martin's Chapel. On site of St. Martin's Chapel.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138830Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX46SE1. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV138831Migrated Record:
SDV138832Migrated Record:
SDV138833Migrated Record:
SDV138834Migrated Record:
SDV138835Migrated Record:
SDV27135Migrated Record: Dyer, M. + Manning, P..
SDV326166Migrated Record: Department of Environment.

Associated Monuments

MDV4050Part of: Maristow (Building)
MDV121325Related to: Socket stone at Maristow House, Bickleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 18 2018 10:25AM