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HER Number:MDV50031
Name:Bell Casting Pit, St Peter's Churchyard


Documentary references in the 17th century to bells being cast in St Peter's churchyard.


Grid Reference:SS 954 128
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SE/341

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BELL CASTING PIT (XVII - 1601 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Butler, D., 19/01/1993, South West Water Sewerage Scheme, St Peter's Street (Worksheet). SDV37596.

"Bell Court" noted on plan of church environs in 1809 prior to reconstruction of church wall. References to bells being cast and recast in church yard, which was not always enclosed. Bells recast in 1640. Linhay built in churchyard in 1620-21 for bell casting. In 1625 the ground was levelled where bells were cast in the churchyard.

Chalk, E. S., 1905, Story of the Church of St Peter, 23, 90-91 (Monograph). SDV349536.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Butler, D., 23/02/1993, South West Water Sewerage Scheme, St Peter Street (Report - Watching Brief). SDV37597.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV349536Monograph: Chalk, E. S.. 1905. Story of the Church of St Peter. Unknown. 23, 90-91.
SDV37596Worksheet: Butler, D.. 19/01/1993. South West Water Sewerage Scheme, St Peter's Street. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet.
SDV37597Report - Watching Brief: Butler, D.. 23/02/1993. South West Water Sewerage Scheme, St Peter Street. Report on Watching Brief at St Peter's Street. A4 Unbound.

Associated Monuments

MDV50030Part of: St Peter's Churchyard (Monument)
MDV1369Related to: St Peter's Church, Tiverton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 5 2018 9:40AM