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HER Number:MDV8257
Name:Font in Garden of Chagford House

Summary

Font was dug up in St. Michael's Church in 1865 and was thought to be the predecessor to the one put up in 1762. Constructed of a square coarse granite block. Preserved in the garden of Chagford House but could not be located in the 1950s.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 702 874
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/26/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FONT (Early Medieval - 1066 AD to 1399 AD (Between))

Full description

Ormerod, G. W., 1876, A historical sketch of the parish of Chagford, 68 (Article in Serial). SDV259032.

Top of old font. Now preserved in Rectory garden. Font was dug up in St. Michael's Church in 1865. Probably the original font-mouldings and general design resemble those used about 1160, and was probably the predecessor to the one put up in 1762. Constructed of a square coarse granite block.


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

The late 19th century historic map shows the location of the font as a small circle in the garden of the then Rectory.


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

The early 20th century historic map shows the same location of the font, which is labelled as 'Fn'.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX78NW18 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV274160.

The rectory in 1876 was Chagford House. This font has disappeared, although known to have been in the grounds many years ago. The font was not located during a search of the grounds (19/3/1953).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV259032Article in Serial: Ormerod, G. W.. 1876. A historical sketch of the parish of Chagford. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 8. Unknown. 68.
SDV274160Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX78NW18. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #49767 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV33206Related to: Chagford House, including front terrace (Building)
MDV8232Related to: St Michael's Church, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 2 2016 10:38AM