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HER Number:MDV73003
Name:Mounting Block, Membury Court


Mounting block at north west corner of house with reused datestone, inscribed 'WC ANO 1586'.


Grid Reference:ST 264 037
Map Sheet:ST20SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEMBURY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Site of Iron Age and Roman enclosures, Roman villa, remains of a medieval chapel, a linhay part dating from the 14th/15th century, 18th century stables, 18th/19th century barn, pigsty and site of orchard of 19th century date or earlier at Membury Court

Other References/Statuses

  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: ST20SE6
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MOUNTING BLOCK (XVI to XIX - 1501 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953 - 1979, ST20SE6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV337302.

A mounting block at the north west corner of the house incorporates a datestone of 1586 at its base. This appears genuine and is much weathered whereas the rest of the mounting block is of unweathered stone. It seems possible that the datestone was originally on some part of the house and subsequently reused when the mounting block was constructed. Other details: ST20SE6.

Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants, 1993, Membury Court, Devon. Medieval House and Chapel, 24, 42 (Report - Survey). SDV337301.

Datestone, inscribed 'WC ANO 1586', reused in 18th or 19th century mounting block.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337301Report - Survey: Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants. 1993. Membury Court, Devon. Medieval House and Chapel. Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants Report. K431. A4 Stapled + Digital. 24, 42.
SDV337302Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953 - 1979. ST20SE6. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV73004Parent of: Datestone on Mounting Block, Membury Court (Monument)
MDV1928Related to: Farmhouse, Membury Court (Building)
MDV27190Related to: Footbridge, Membury Court (Building)
MDV5621Related to: Former Chapel and Cider House, Membury Court (Building)
MDV53858Related to: Linhay, Membury Court (Building)
MDV27188Related to: Open Fronted Shelter, Membury Court (Monument)
MDV53860Related to: Pigsty, Membury Court (Monument)
MDV53859Related to: Riding Horse Stable and Trap House, Membury Court (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2015 8:36AM