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HER Number:MDV74327
Name:Pet Cemetery at Gommerock

Summary

Site of a 17th century structure at Gomerock used as a pet cemetery in the late 19th and earlier 20th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 889 505
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingswear
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ANIMAL CEMETERY (XIX to XX - 1883 AD to 1934 AD (Between))

Full description

Watts, M. A., 1997, Archaeological and Historical Survey at Gomerock, Kingswear, 15 (Report - Survey). SDV173198.

Two groups of commemorative plaques on the east wall of 'Building D' at Gomerock dating between 1883 and 1934, attest the use of the site as a dog cemetery. A line of stones lying parallel to the east wall within the building is probably associated with the cemetery.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173198Report - Survey: Watts, M. A.. 1997. Archaeological and Historical Survey at Gomerock, Kingswear. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.61. A4 Stapled + Digital. 15.

Associated Monuments

MDV58660Part of: Building D at Gommerock (Monument)
MDV8520Related to: Gomerock Tower, West of Castle Road (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4542 - Survey of Features at Gommerock, Kingswear
  • EDV4543 - Survey of Features at Gomerock

Date Last Edited:Aug 18 2009 12:10PM