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HER Number:MDV73417
Name:Stapeldon, Cookbury


Site of 13th century mansion.


Grid Reference:SS 387 042
Map Sheet:SS30SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCookbury
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANSION HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Full description

Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 375 (Monograph). SDV17562.

Stapeldon, now a farmhouse, was the mansion of the Stapeldons in the 13th and 14th centuries, and the brithplace of Walter de Stapeldon (1261-1326). He was professor of canon law at Oxford, chaplain to Pope Clement V, bishop of Exeter 1307-26, where he did much towards the rebuilding of the cathedral, founder of Stapeldon Hall (afterwards Exeter College) at Oxford, and Lord High Treasurer to Edward II. He was murdered by a London mob in 1326. The bishop stayed at Stapeldon for a few days in August 1315, when he dedicated Cookbury church.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 375.

Associated Monuments

MDV14990Related to: St. John the Baptist and the Seven Maccabees, Cookbury (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 2 2023 6:04PM