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HER Number:MDV746
Name:Romansleigh, St. Rumon's Church


Church apparently rebuilt in 19th century, re-using materials


Grid Reference:SS 727 205
Map Sheet:SS72SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishRomansleigh
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishROMANSLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 5312
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS72SW/6
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source, 139 (Migrated Record). SDV15340.

Church apparently rebuilt with old materials. West tower built in 1887 with buttresses at the foot.

Dean Milles, 1747-1762, Parochial Survey Questionnaire (Monograph). SDV16186.

Respondent to Dean Milles questionnaire remembered the spire and steeple were blown down in a storm in 1703 and not rebuilt. Other details: Summary by M. Dodd, 2004.

Kerswell, T., 1877, Traces of the Ancient Kingdom of Dumnonia outside Cornwall, 416 (Article in Serial). SDV61018.

Parish church. The survival of the early dedication to St. Rumon, the Celtic saint, is noted.

Chanter, J. F., 1910, Christianity in Devon before AD 909, 489, 492 (Article in Serial). SDV870.

Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 469 (Monograph). SDV17562.

Present church rebuilt in 1868.

Pearce, S. M., 1985, The Early Church in the Landscape: The Evidence from North Devon (part), 263 (Article in Serial). SDV336495.

Department of Environment, 1987, Romansleigh, 41 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV61021.

Church of St. Rumon. Dated 1868 Edward Ashworth, tower of 1887 but using some re-used earlier material. Coursed and square local rubble, slate roofs with coped verges, the ridges crested, cruciform finials. High Victorian decorated and perpendicular style. Nave, chancel, north vestry, south porch, west tower. See DOE list for full details.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV15340Migrated Record: 139.
SDV16186Monograph: Dean Milles. 1747-1762. Parochial Survey Questionnaire. Parochial Survey. Unknown.
SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 469.
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. 263.
SDV61018Article in Serial: Kerswell, T.. 1877. Traces of the Ancient Kingdom of Dumnonia outside Cornwall. Journal of the British Archaeological Association. 33. 416.
SDV61021List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Romansleigh. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 41.
SDV870Article in Serial: Chanter, J. F.. 1910. Christianity in Devon before AD 909. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 42. A5 Hardback. 489, 492.

Associated Monuments

MDV104377Parent of: War Memorial in St. Rumon's Church (Monument)
MDV744Related to: Cross south of St Rumon's Parish Church (Building)
MDV747Related to: St Rumon's Holy Well (Monument)
MDV3919Related to: Tavistock Abbey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2017 11:46AM