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HER Number:MDV7810
Name:Cemetery at Buckfast Abbey

Summary

The site of the cemetery at Buckfast Abbey appears to have been to the east of the conventual buildings on the eastern side of the cloister range

Location

Grid Reference:SX 741 674
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/24/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CEMETERY (XIV to XIX - 1400 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Brooking Rowe, J., 1876, The Cistercian Houses of Devon, Part 3: Buckfast, 809-86 (Article in Serial). SDV348424.


Ordnance Survey, 1951, SX76NW18 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV294759.

The site of cemetery at Buckfast Abbey would appear to have been east of the conventual buildings on the east side of the cloister garth. Recently about a dozen bodies were discovered when foundations were being laid for an extension to the south-east end of the Abbey Church.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV294759Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey. 1951. SX76NW18. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV348424Article in Serial: Brooking Rowe, J.. 1876. The Cistercian Houses of Devon, Part 3: Buckfast. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 8. A5 Hardback. 809-86.

Associated Monuments

MDV7808Part of: Buckfast Abbey (Building)
MDV7808Related to: Buckfast Abbey (Building)
MDV7809Related to: Abbots Tower at Buckfast Abbey (Building)
MDV7808Part of: Buckfast Abbey (Building)
MDV7808Related to: Buckfast Abbey (Building)
MDV20064Related to: St Mary's Abbey Church at Buckfast Abbey (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 25 2011 1:23PM