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HER Number:MDV51152
Name:Churchyard, St Thomas a Becket, Dodbrooke


Churchyard of St Thomas a Becket, Dodbrooke, which is first mentioned in a 13th century document. The present church is 15th century.


Grid Reference:SX 739 444
Map Sheet:SX74SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsbridge
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDODBROOKE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX74SW/18/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHURCHYARD (XIII to XV - 1201 AD to 1500 AD (Between))

Full description

Collins, L., 1989, Walking the churchyards, 7 (Article in Serial). SDV337660.

Gravestones recorded 1987-88, including those which had been cleared and placed against the churchyard wall. Contained the oldest legible stone in Kingsbridge (1600).

Exeter Archaeology, 2000, Archaeological Assessment of Kingsbridge Lower School, Fosse Road, Kingsbridge, 2-3 (Report - Assessment). SDV336305.

A church at Dodbrooke is mentioned in the taxation of Pope Nicholas IV circa 1291. Any earlier building would have been dedicated or re-dedicated after the canonisation of St Thomas in 1173.

Collings, A. G., 2006, Archaeological Assessment of Kingsbridge Primary School, Kingsbridge, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV339626.

The Parish Church of St.Thomas a Becket is a 15th century building.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336305Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2000. Archaeological Assessment of Kingsbridge Lower School, Fosse Road, Kingsbridge. Exeter Archaeology Report. 00.08. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2-3.
SDV337660Article in Serial: Collins, L.. 1989. Walking the churchyards. Kingsbridge History Society Recorder. 1. Unknown. 7.
SDV339626Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G.. 2006. Archaeological Assessment of Kingsbridge Primary School, Kingsbridge. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.94. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #93904 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV24199Parent of: Churchyard Walls, St. Thomas a Becket, Dodbrooke (Building)
MDV7252Parent of: Memorial to Margaret Huxtable (Monument)
MDV7262Parent of: Socket Stone of Cross, Dodbrooke Churchyard (Monument)
MDV7250Related to: Dodbrooke, St Thomas a Becket (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 31 2012 1:56PM