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HER Number:MDV7385
Name:Wise Monument in Marystow Parish Church


A massive freestanding 17th century monument dedicated to the Wise family.


Grid Reference:SX 434 828
Map Sheet:SX48SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMarystow
Civil ParishMilton Abbot
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARYSTOW

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX48SW/4/4
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COMMEMORATIVE MONUMENT (XVII - 1601 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

ANON. IN DCNQ, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV279469.

There is a massive 17th century monument dedicated to the wise family in marystow church (anon. In dcnq).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV279471.

R. , e. L. /dcnq/6(1910-1911)224/folk rhymes of devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV279472.


Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326332.

The wise monument is freestanding with two recumbent effigies on a caen stone base on a plinth with four paris of corinthian columns supporting a coffered arch crowned with corner obelisks and armorial bearings. The soffit of the arch is decorated with cherubim in panels. Other members of the wise family, freestanding are positioned on the plinth, 2 three-quarter size kneeling figures face one another across a prie-dieu at the head of the monument and a small girl in an armchair and baby in a cradle are on the south side. Some of the figures are not in the original positions. Some ancient colour survives. An achievement, probably originally part of the wise monument is fixed to the west wall of the c19 additon, consisting of a helmet with a lion crest, and a pair of gauntlets.1661 painted panel of the royal arms (doe).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV279469Migrated Record: ANON. IN DCNQ.
SDV279471Migrated Record:
SDV279472Migrated Record:
SDV326332Migrated Record: Department of Environment.

Associated Monuments

MDV1632Part of: St. Mary's Parish Church, Marystow (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 18 2019 10:41AM