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HER Number:MDV618
Name:Sully Memorial, Church of the Holy Cross


Tomb chest with panelled side, embedded in a low stone wall to the south of the choir. Monument to Sir John Sully and his wife, 14th century.


Grid Reference:SS 836 001
Map Sheet:SS80SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS80SW/4/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref: 387119

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COMMEMORATIVE MONUMENT (XIV - 1301 AD to 1400 AD (Between))

Full description

Jones, W., 1892, Sir John de Sully, K.G., 171; Plate 1 (Article in Serial). SDV339002.

Church of the Holy Cross in Crediton, monument to Sir John de Sully, K. G. Effigies of Sir John and Dame Isabel his wife are on an altar tomb in the south aisle. Sir John died about 1387. Three chevron gules visible still on his surcoat. Full description given by W H Rogers in Transactions of the Devonshire Association Vol.8 and R J King in Transactions of the Devonshire Association Vol.10. Coat of arms.

Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 359 (Monograph). SDV17562.

Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 296 (Monograph). SDV325629.

Tomb chest with panelled side embedded in a low stone wall south of the choir. Shown on plan of church. Map object based on this source.

WSP Environmental Ltd, 2005, Mill Street, Crediton: Archaeological Assessment, Appendix 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV338960.

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

Map object based on this source.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Parish Church of the Holy Cross. Monuments include tomb chest at the east end of the south choir aisle, said to be Sir John Sully, died 1387, and his wife.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 359.
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 296.
SDV338960Report - Assessment: WSP Environmental Ltd. 2005. Mill Street, Crediton: Archaeological Assessment. WSP Report. 12262065. A4 Stapled + Digital. Appendix 1.
SDV339002Article in Serial: Jones, W.. 1892. Sir John de Sully, K.G.. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 24. A5 Hardback. 171; Plate 1.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV619Part of: Holy Cross Parish Church, Crediton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4270 - Mill Street, Crediton

Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2013 2:36PM