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HER Number:MDV4461
Name:Monumental Brass at St Brannock's Parish Church, Braunton


Believed to be the earliest brass in Devon, showing a knight in armour of the 14th century, with a 16th century engraving on the obverse side.


Grid Reference:SS 489 370
Map Sheet:SS43NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43NE/12/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Crabbe, W. R, 1857, Untitled Source, 76 (Article in Serial). SDV71323.

Lady Elizabeth Bowner, died 1548, wife of Edward Chichester is seen kneeling at a low desk.

Pengelly, W., 1876, Devonshire Gleanings from 'Notes and Queries', 713 (Article in Serial). SDV56474.

Corbould, P., 1968, The Monumental Brasses of Devon, 31 (Article in Serial). SDV84760.

The earliest brass in Devon is probably the reverse side of the palimpsest brass at Braunton. A fragment of a plate showing a knight with a moustache, wearing a camail of concentric ringmail and what is apparently a Bascinet type of helmet. Style of armour date circa 1370. Obverse side carries engraving of Lady Elizabeth Bowcer, the inscription dates it as 1548.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV56474Article in Serial: Pengelly, W.. 1876. Devonshire Gleanings from 'Notes and Queries'. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 8. A5 Paperback. 713.
SDV71323Article in Serial: Crabbe, W. R. 1857. Archaeological Journal. 14. 76.
SDV84760Article in Serial: Corbould, P.. 1968. The Monumental Brasses of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 100. A5 Paperback. 31.

Associated Monuments

MDV185Part of: Braunton, St Brannock's Parish Church (Building)

Associated Finds

  • FDV2169 - BRASS (XI to Unknown - 1066 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 12 2008 3:08PM