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HER Number:MDV44192
Name:Dunkeswell Abbey, Building


Site of building to north of gatehouse at Dunkeswell Abbey.


Grid Reference:ST 141 107
Map Sheet:ST11SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDunkeswell
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNKESWELL

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST11SW/3/11

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Blaylock, S. R., 1989, Dunkeswell Abbey, Devon. A Survey of the Standing Remains (Report - Survey). SDV136090.

A building to the north of the gatehouse. A series of structural remains in the north wall of the gatehouse gives evidence for a narrow structure attached to the north west corner of the building. The clearest element is a first floor doorway. External elevation shows blocked doorway at ground level, and scars of two walls apparently bonded to fabric of north wall of gatehouse. An early 20th century photo shows substantially more than now survives. This building may represent part of the primary structure. Function unclear. Maximum internal width c1.50m. Possibly a two storey passage leading to a building further north, or shallow building accommodating garderobes.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV136090Report - Survey: Blaylock, S. R.. 1989. Dunkeswell Abbey, Devon. A Survey of the Standing Remains. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 89.05. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV1890Part of: Dunkeswell Abbey (Monument)
MDV1892Related to: Dunkeswell Abbey, Bells (Find Spot)
MDV30305Related to: Abbey Church at Dunkeswell Abbey (Monument)
MDV12618Related to: Cloisters at Dunkeswell Abbey (Monument)
MDV1891Related to: COAT OF ARMS in the Parish of Dunkeswell (Monument)
MDV63464Related to: Dunkeswell Abbey, Garden (Monument)
MDV1893Related to: Dunkeswell Abbey, Grave (Monument)
MDV13990Related to: Dunkeswell Abbey, Tile (Find Spot)
MDV30306Related to: East Range at Dunkeswell Abbey (Monument)
MDV12616Related to: Fishponds at Dunkeswell Abbey (Monument)
MDV12617Related to: Gatehouse at Dunkeswell Abbey (Building)
MDV30307Related to: South Range at Dunkeswell Abbey (Monument)
MDV12615Related to: West Range at Dunkeswell Abbey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 16 2010 11:12AM