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HER Number:MDV5452
Name:Pot Quern at Buckland Abbey

Summary

Pot quern base with octagonal sides and a carving of a face around the spout hole. Now part of a fountain.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 488 667
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46NE/501/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1949, The Moorstone Age, Part 1, 327 (Article in Serial). SDV274816.

Quern, now part of a fountain. Of Roborough Eown Elvan. Octagonal. One side of the octagonal is occupied with a mask, gargoyle fashion. The flour was delivered through the widely opened mouth of the mask, stretched the wider by the first fingers of the two sculptured hands.


Worth, R. H., 1950, The Moorstone Age, Part 2, 344, Pl. E (Article in Serial). SDV336081.


Devon Religious Houses Survey, 1986/87, Devon Religious Houses Survey 1986/87. Preliminary Assessment Form. Buckland (Un-published). SDV358417.


Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2017, South Cornwall Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment, 1013 (Interpretation). SDV360825.

Pot quern.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV274816Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1949. The Moorstone Age, Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 81. A5 Hardback. 327.
SDV336081Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1950. The Moorstone Age, Part 2. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 82. A5 Hardback. 344, Pl. E.
SDV358417Un-published: Devon Religious Houses Survey. 1986/87. Devon Religious Houses Survey 1986/87. Preliminary Assessment Form. Buckland. Devon Religious Houses Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV360825Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2017. South Cornwall Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. RCZAS. Digital. 1013. [Mapped feature: #34367 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5451Part of: Buckland Abbey (Building)
MDV5456Related to: Apple Crusher at Buckland Abbey (Find Spot)

Associated Finds

  • FDV2175 - QUERN (XIII to Late Medieval - 1201 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 12 2018 12:54PM