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HER Number:MDV73004
Name:Datestone on Mounting Block, Membury Court


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


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

  • DATE STONE (XVI to Post Medieval - 1501 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

A datestone of 1586 is incorporated at the base of a mounting block at the north west corner of the house at Membury Court. This appears genuine as it is much weathered compared to the other stone used in the block. It seems possible that the datestone was originally on some part of the house and subsequently re-used 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

MDV73003Part of: 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)
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