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HER Number:MDV41905
Name:Petrockstow Churchyard


Possible Early Christian graveyard. Morphologically of an Early Christian type.


Grid Reference:SS 513 091
Map Sheet:SS50NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPetrockstow
Ecclesiastical ParishPETROCKSTOW

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS50NW/7/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSED CEMETERY (Post Roman to Late Medieval - 410 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Pearce, S. M., 1985, The Early Church in the Landscape: The Evidence from North Devon (part), 261-262 (Article in Serial). SDV336495.

Possible Early Christian graveyard. South Welsh borders 'stow' place name element may replace Welsh 'llan', or 'enclosed cemetery'. No evidence for this usage in Devon, however, Pearce argues that the churchyard at Petrockstow is morphologically of an Early Christian type.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336495Article in Serial: Pearce, S. M.. 1985. The Early Church in the Landscape: The Evidence from North Devon (part). Archaeological Journal. 142. A4 Stapled + Digital. 261-262.

Associated Monuments

MDV34313Related to: Petrockstow, Hearn Tomb (Building)
MDV15181Related to: Petrockstow, St. Petrock (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 13 2007 2:58PM