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HER Number:MDV77560
Name:Great Drain at Buckland Abbey


The abbey's great drain was found to run under the courtyard adjacent to the Cider House where excavation found it to underlie the site of a former brewhouse. The drain appeared as a large, deep, stone-lined structure with large flat capstones.


Grid Reference:SX 486 668
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Tide Project: 16/07/2020

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DRAIN (Constructed, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Allan, J., 2006, The Excavation of a Brewhouse at Buckland Abbey in 2005, 250, 252 (Article in Serial). SDV344668.

Excavation in the courtyard beside the Cider House revealed the well-preserved remains of a structure identified as a brewhouse. These remains were found to overlay the great drain of the abbey. This appeared as a large, deep, straight stone-lined drain with large flat capstones running northward along the eastern edge of the site. Other details: Photos.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344668Article in Serial: Allan, J.. 2006. The Excavation of a Brewhouse at Buckland Abbey in 2005. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 64. Paperback Volume. 250, 252. [Mapped feature: #48555 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5451Part of: Buckland Abbey (Monument)
MDV77559Related to: Brewhouse at Buckland Abbey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4745 - Excavation of a brewhouse at Buckland Abbey

Date Last Edited:Jul 16 2020 1:54PM