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HER Number:MDV76247
Name:The Old Vicarage, Dowland


The Old Vicarage in Dowland was built in the late 19th century and burnt down in 1908. It was rebuilt on the same footprint in 1913


Grid Reference:SS 572 104
Map Sheet:SS51SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDowland
Ecclesiastical ParishDOWLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VICARAGE (XIX to XX - 1860 AD to 1965 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Vicarage' shown on 19th century map as an irregular shaped building within formal gardens to the west of the road. Map object based on this Source.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Ellis, D. A., 1992, Dowland Past and Present, 50 (Pamphlet). SDV344172.

Land for the Vicarage in Dowland was negotiated in 1862. It was for a perpetual clergy continuing the edict of 1249 given by Bishop Branscombe. The building was burnt down on Good Friday of 1908. In 1913 the house was rebuilt using any remaining walls from the destroyed building. The vicarage was sold as a private residence in 1965

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

House shown on original footprint of vicarage. Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344172Pamphlet: Ellis, D. A.. 1992. Dowland Past and Present. Paperback Volume. 50.

Associated Monuments

MDV321Related to: St. Peter's Parish Church, Dowland (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 2 2010 11:54AM