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HER Number:MDV8274
Name:EFFIGY in the Parish of North Bovey

Summary

A stone head and shoulders effigy about 230mm high on a 150mm by 100mm base. Dug up on greenawell farm. Taken up from 1 foot below ground. Vis=6/6/1953(os) the figure represents a woman's head over which is a cowl, such as nuns wear. It is in good condition only weathered across the nose. Vis=21/10/1953(os). This effigy does not have the appearance of a med internal church boss. If ecclesiastical at all, possibly an internal tower decoration of the early 15th c. It is impossible either to date or classify for this investigator.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 732 858
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/44

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EFFIGY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

A stone head and shoulders effigy about 230mm high on a 150mm by 100mm base. Dug up on greenawell farm. Taken up from 1 foot below ground. Vis=6/6/1953(os) the figure represents a woman's head over which is a cowl, such as nuns wear. It is in good condition only weathered across the nose. Vis=21/10/1953(os). This effigy does not have the appearance of a med internal church boss. If ecclesiastical at all, possibly an internal tower decoration of the early 15th c. It is impossible either to date or classify for this investigator.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV307047.

Osa=sx78nw26/photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV307047Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM