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HER Number:MDV6911
Name:The Chapel of St. Mary at Sticklepath

Summary

No longer extant. The Chapel of St. Mary at Sticklepath was the earliest chapel in the parish, dating to around 1180. The ancient cob building had a granite seat round the walls. It became ruinous and was replaced by the present building in 1875.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 639 940
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSAMPFORD COURTENAY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 444200
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/37

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHAPEL OF EASE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Fulford Williams, H., 1957, Sampford Courtenay and Honeychurch, 233-234 (Article in Serial). SDV337291.

The Chapel of St. Mary at Sticklepath was the earliest chapel in the parish, dating to approximately 1180. The ancient cob building had a granite seat round the walls. It became ruinous and was replaced by the present building in 1875.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX69SW37 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV270286.

At SX 63979407 is the 1875 church of St Mary's which was apparently constructed upon the site of the Medieval Chapel.


Church of England, 2014, Church of England, http://www.achurchnearyou.com/sticklepath-st-mary-chapel/ (Website). SDV356536.

The only relic that remains from the old chapel is the fragment of stone, with red and blue colouring, which could be a figure of Mary in a blue robe, and is now set in one of the recesses in the sanctuary of the 19th century church.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV270286Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX69SW37. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. [Mapped feature: #98995 ]
SDV337291Article in Serial: Fulford Williams, H.. 1957. Sampford Courtenay and Honeychurch. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 89. A5 Hardback. 233-234.
SDV356536Website: Church of England. 2014. Church of England. http://www.achurchnearyou.com/. Website. http://www.achurchnearyou.com/sticklepath-st-mary-chapel/.

Associated Monuments

MDV106791Related to: St Mary's Church, Sticklepath (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2018 2:37PM