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HER Number:MDV51
Name:St. Nectan's Rood Screen, Welcombe

Summary

The chancel screen in St. Nectan's Church possibly dates to the 14th century and is the earliest remaining in the country.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 228 184
Map Sheet:SS21NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWelcombe
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWELCOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS21NW/502/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROOD SCREEN (XIV - 1301 AD to 1400 AD (Between))

Full description

Bligh Bond, F., 1902, Devonshire Screens and Rood Lofts, Plate 3 (Article in Serial). SDV15462.

14th century screen.


Bligh Bond, F., 1903, Devonshire Screens and Rood Lofts. Part II, 493 (Article in Serial). SDV6113.

St. Nectan's church, chancel screen. Earliest remaining in the country. Square-headed, lights divided by small shafts of rude workmanship, cornice work remains, screen encloses altar rails, lower panels removed, fine old bench ends have been inserted, poppy head finials having been sawn off. Over transept arches are carved oak panels representing the vine and fig tree.


Pevsner, N., 1952, The Buildings of England: North Devon, 162 (Monograph). SDV336196.


Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 512 (Monograph). SDV17562.


Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 893-4 (Monograph). SDV325629.

A primitive design, but not likely to be earlier than the 14th century.


Department of Environment, 1989, Welcombe (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336526.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 195 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV15462Article in Serial: Bligh Bond, F.. 1902. Devonshire Screens and Rood Lofts. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 34. Unknown. Plate 3.
SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 512.
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 893-4.
SDV336196Monograph: Pevsner, N.. 1952. The Buildings of England: North Devon. The Buildings of England: North Devon. Paperback Volume. 162.
SDV336526List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1989. Welcombe. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 195.
SDV6113Article in Serial: Bligh Bond, F.. 1903. Devonshire Screens and Rood Lofts. Part II. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 35. Digital. 493.

Associated Monuments

MDV50Part of: St. Nectan's Church, Welcombe (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 24 2015 12:02PM