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HER Number:MDV63
Name:St Martins Chapel, Meddon, Hartland


St. Martin's chapel was one of a number of chapels in the parish belonging to Hartland Abbey.


Grid Reference:SS 277 178
Map Sheet:SS21NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 32077
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS21NE/503
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS21NE12

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHAPEL (XII to XV - 1101 AD to 1500 AD (Between))

Full description

Lewis, S., 1842, Untitled Source, 394 (Monograph). SDV343334.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'St. Martin's Chapel (Site of)' marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map, in north east corner of field at Meddon. Also marked on 1907 and 1964 6 inch maps.

Ordnance Survey, 1907, 27SE (Cartographic). SDV335714.

Chope, R. P., 1926 - 1936, Address of the President. Hartland Abbey, 72 (Article in Serial). SDV7400.

Bishop Stafford licensed celebration in the chapel of St. Martin, Meddon in 1400 along with other chapels in Hartland parish.

Pearse Chope, R., 1940, Book of Hartland, 80-81 (Monograph). SDV341335.

Ordnance Survey, 1964, SS21NE (Cartographic). SDV341334.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977 - 1991, SS21NE12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV341312.

1. Site of St. Martin's Chapel marked on 1963 Ordnance Survey 6 inch map.
2. Site of an ancient chapel 5 chains northwest of Methodist Chapel.
3. St Martin's, one of eleven ancient chapels in Hartland parish.
4. St. Martin's of Meddon was one of five chapels in Hartland licensed by Bishop Stafford in 1400. Lyson's mentions eleven chapels but one was private and two are doubtful.
5. Site visit 16th October 1977. The site of St. Martin's Chapel is occupied by a modern farm building in a grass field. There are no visible remains of a chapel in the vicinity and not further information was obtained locally.

Pearce, S. M., 1985, The Early Church in the Landscape: The Evidence from North Devon (part), 268 (Article in Serial). SDV336495.

A Royal Charter of 1189 granted to Hartland Abbey chapels at Harton (Hartland), Cheristow, Welcombe and all the other chapels built in the parish. As Meddon is listed in 1400, it is suggested that it is one of the other chapels granted in 1189.

National Monuments Record, 2008, SS21NE12 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV341336.

Chapel of St. Martin at Meddon, licensed in 1400.
One of eleven chapels anciently in Hartland parish (citing Lewis). Other details: Pastscape No. 32077.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV335714Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 27SE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336495Article in Serial: Pearce, S. M.. 1985. The Early Church in the Landscape: The Evidence from North Devon (part). Archaeological Journal. 142. A4 Stapled + Digital. 268.
SDV341312Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977 - 1991. SS21NE12. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV341334Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1964. SS21NE. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV341335Monograph: Pearse Chope, R.. 1940. Book of Hartland. Book of Hartland. Unknown. 80-81.
SDV341336National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2008. SS21NE12. National Monuments Record Index. Website.
SDV343334Monograph: Lewis, S.. 1842. A Topographical Dictionary of England. 2. Unknown. 394.
SDV7400Article in Serial: Chope, R. P.. 1926 - 1936. Address of the President. Hartland Abbey. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 58. A5 Hardback. 72.

Associated Monuments

MDV76Related to: Hartland Abbey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 9 2009 3:51PM