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HER Number:MDV75650
Name:Railings northwest of St Thomas's Church


19th century railings around a tree marking the site of the former Mamhead House to the northwest of St Thomas's Church


Grid Reference:SX 930 808
Map Sheet:SX98SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMamhead
Ecclesiastical ParishMAMHEAD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 85982
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX98SW1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RAILINGS (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1954, SX98SW1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV342696.

The first Mamhead House was Elizabethan (1558-1603). This was torn down and a Georgian (1714-1830) house was built on the site. This too was torn down the site was marked with a tree which was still standing in 1963. The present Mamhead House was built in 1824.

Department of Environment, 1988, Mamhead (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV337182.

Iron railings surrounding tree at crossroads to the west of St Thomas Church in Mamhead Park erected in the early 19th century (shown on 1839 tithe map). Iron railings with tall spike finials protecting a tree at the crossroads in the Park to Mamhead House. Other details: LBS Number 85982.

Fincham-Powell, K. + Williams, T., 1995, Untitled Source (Monograph). SDV342698.

The old Mamhead House which was rebuilt in 1665 was situated next to the church.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337182List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Mamhead. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV342696Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1954. SX98SW1. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV342698Monograph: Fincham-Powell, K. + Williams, T.. 1995. Memories of Mamhead and Ashcombe. Photocopy.

Associated Monuments

MDV10069Related to: Mamhead House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 5 2009 9:16AM