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HER Number:MDV74
Name:Chapel of St. John, Long Furlong, Hartland


Site of St. John's Chapel, licensed in 1400 and possibly one of the chapels granted to Hartland Abbey in 1189. It was described as having the font and cross still standing in 1750 but there is nothing on the ground to confirm the site today.


Grid Reference:SS 256 263
Map Sheet:SS22NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 32274
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS22NE/3/1
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS22NE2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHAPEL (XII to XV - 1101 AD to 1500 AD (Between))

Full description

Cresswell, B. F., Devon Chapels (Un-published). SDV17018.

National Monuments Record, SS22NE2 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV341939.

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

'St John's Chapel (Site of)' marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey Map at 'Long Furlong'.

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 17NW (Cartographic). SDV8162.

Chope, R. P., 1926 - 1936, Address of the President. Hartland Abbey, 72 (Article in Serial). SDV7400.

Chapel of St. John at Long Furlong.

Pearse Chope, R., 1940, Book of Hartland, 81 (Monograph). SDV341335.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978 - 1981, SS22NE2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV341938.

1. Site of ancient chapel on which a cattle shed now stands.
2. Long Furlong Farmhouse. On site of medieval chapel of St. John.
3. St. John's, one of eleven chapels anciently in the parish.
4. Dean Milles, circa 1750, records St. Johns Chapel at Longfursland, describing it as 'the most entire of these [Hartland] chapels, the font and cross are still standing.
5. Not listed in Oliver's Monasticon of 1846.
6. Site visit 27th November 1978. Nothing on the ground to confirm the former existence of a medieval chapel and the published siting may be purely conjectural. No significant field name is recorded in the vicinity of the farmhouse in the Tithe Award.

Pearce, S. M., 1985, The Early Church in the Landscape: The Evidence from North Devon (part), 268 (Article in Serial). SDV336495.

A charter of 1189 granted to Hartland Abbey the chapels at Harton, Cheristow and Welcombe together with all the other chapels built in the parish. It is presumed that these other chapels, including that at Long Furlong, are those included in the list of chapels licensed by Bishop Stafford in 1400. Other details: Photocopy in parish file.

Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 237 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Chapel of St. John at long furlong described in 1750 as having the font & cross still standing. Nothing on ground to confirm site (OS). Record of cattle shed standing on the site, situated at SW side and adjoining Long Furlong.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17018Un-published: Cresswell, B. F.. Devon Chapels. Devon Chapels. Manuscript.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #47874 ]
SDV336495Article in Serial: Pearce, S. M.. 1985. The Early Church in the Landscape: The Evidence from North Devon (part). Archaeological Journal. 142. A4 Stapled + Digital. 268.
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. 237.
SDV341335Monograph: Pearse Chope, R.. 1940. Book of Hartland. Book of Hartland. Unknown. 81.
SDV341938Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978 - 1981. SS22NE2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV341939National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. SS22NE2. National Monuments Record Index. Unknown.
SDV7400Article in Serial: Chope, R. P.. 1926 - 1936. Address of the President. Hartland Abbey. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 58. A5 Hardback. 72.
SDV8162Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 17NW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments

MDV130974Related to: Enclosure at Long Furlong, Hartland (Monument)
MDV76Related to: Hartland Abbey (Monument)
MDV14283Related to: Long Furlong Farmhouse, Hartland (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 8 2021 11:56AM