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HER Number:MDV7139
Name:St Clare's Chapel, Philham


Site of St. Clare's Chapel the remains of which may have been incorporated into the farm. It is suggested that the presence of a holy well coupled with a female saint points to early Christian activity at Philham.


Grid Reference:SS 257 224
Map Sheet:SS22SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS22SE/23

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHAPEL (VIII to Late Medieval - 701 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV16935.

Site of st clare's chapel.

1906 AND 1964, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV16939.

"st clare's chapel (remains of)" marked on os 6" (1906 and 1964) maps (os).

NMR CITING CRESSWELL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV16940.

Dean milles records the former chapel of st. Clear at phillham (nmr citing cresswell).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV16941.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV16942.

Lysons,d. &s. /magna britannia 6 ii/(1822)259.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV16943.

Des=dean milles mss in bodleian library oxford, c.1750-1760.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV16944.

Pearse-chope, r. /tda/58(1926)72.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV16945.

Oliver, g. /monasticon/(1846).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV16946.

Pearce, s. M. /archaeol. J. /142(1985)268-69.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV16947.

Des=os 6" (1906) 27nw.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV16948.

Des=cresswell, b. F. /devon chapels/()/mss in wcsl.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=29/1/1953(os) remains have been so incorporated into farm buildings as to be now unrecognisable. The chapel is mentioned by lysons and by dean milles in the 18th century, but not listed in olivers monasticon(1846) and considered doubtful by chope (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV533.

Royal charter of 1189 granted chapels at harton, chaeristow and welcombe to hartland abbey, together with all the other chapels built in the parish. Possibly includes st. Clare's. Pearce further implies that the presence of a holy well, with a female saint depicted, (ss22se-006) hints at an early christian origin to the ecclesiastical activity at philham (pearce).

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

St Clare's Chapel (Remains of) recorded.

Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 580 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Site of St Clare's chapel at Philham. 1953 report that remains of chapel incorporated into farm but unrecognisable. It has been suggested that presence of holy well with female saint depicted hints at early Christian activity at Philham.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV16935Migrated Record:
SDV16939Migrated Record: 1906 AND 1964.
SDV16940Migrated Record: NMR CITING CRESSWELL.
SDV16941Migrated Record:
SDV16942Migrated Record:
SDV16943Migrated Record:
SDV16944Migrated Record:
SDV16945Migrated Record:
SDV16946Migrated Record:
SDV16947Migrated Record:
SDV16948Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #46633 ]
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 580.
SDV533Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV100Related to: St. Clare's Well, Hartland (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 12:57PM