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HER Number:MDV41906
Name:Jacobstowe Churchyard

Summary

Possible early christian graveyard. In the south welsh border country 'stow' place name element may have replaced welsh 'llan' meaning 'enclosed cemetery'. No evidence for its usage as such in devon where 'stow' tends to be oe 'place of assembly, holy place'. However, jaconstowe does have an enclosed cemetery-type roughly circular plan. First recorded as jacobstowe in 1331 (gover et al in pearce) (pearce).

Location

Grid Reference:SS 586 016
Map Sheet:SS50SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishJacobstowe
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishJACOBSTOWE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS50SE/13/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSED CEMETERY (Roman to VII - 43 AD to 700 AD (Between))

Full description

Jonathan Rhind Architects, St James, Jacobstowe, Devon, 10 (Report - non-specific). SDV351847.

The graveyard is considered to be a pre Saxon grave yard. The parish records show that from AD1598 there have been about 1500 burials in this churchyard.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV533.

Possible early christian graveyard. In the south welsh border country 'stow' place name element may have replaced welsh 'llan' meaning 'enclosed cemetery'. No evidence for its usage as such in devon where 'stow' tends to be oe 'place of assembly, holy place'. However, jaconstowe does have an enclosed cemetery-type roughly circular plan. First recorded as jacobstowe in 1331 (gover et al in pearce) (pearce).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247012.

Pearce, s. M. /arch. J. /142(1985)261-262.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247013.

Gover, j. E. B. + mawer, a. + stenton, f. M. /the place-names of devon/(1931)151.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV247012Migrated Record:
SDV247013Migrated Record:
SDV351847Report - non-specific: Jonathan Rhind Architects. St James, Jacobstowe, Devon. Jonathan Rhind Architects. Digital. 10.
SDV533Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV106446Parent of: Jacobstowe War Memorial, St James's Churchyard (Monument)
MDV15182Related to: St James Church, Jacobstowe (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2014 12:09PM