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HER Number:MDV8483
Name:St Mary's Parish Church, Rood Screen


Remains of a 15th century rood screen at St Mary's Parish Church in Cheriton Bishop


Grid Reference:SX 773 935
Map Sheet:SX79SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCheriton Bishop
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHERITON BISHOP

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX79SE/9/2
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROOD SCREEN (XV - 1401 AD to 1500 AD (Between))

Full description

Bligh Bond, F., 1903, Devonshire Screens and Rood Lofts. Part II, 449 (Article in Serial). SDV6113.

Rood screen. Remains of a rood screen in St Mary's parish church in Cheriton Bishop. Perpendicular screen crosses the north aisle. Retains its doors, painted figure panels, much defaced.

Department of Environment, 1985, Cheriton Bishop, 19 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV55378.

Three bays of late 15th century 8 bay oak rood screen reset as parclose with central door across north aisle. Although partly restored it is of very high quality with delicate carving and includes 12 original painted figure panels in blind tracery. Another painted fragment of the screen is mounted on south wall.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV55378List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1985. Cheriton Bishop. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 19.
SDV6113Article in Serial: Bligh Bond, F.. 1903. Devonshire Screens and Rood Lofts. Part II. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 35. Digital. 449.

Associated Monuments

MDV8481Part of: Cheriton Bishop, St Mary's Parish Church (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 6 2007 3:53PM