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HER Number:MDV85717
Name:Churchyard Walls, St Saviour's Church


The existing walls are mostly of 18th and 19th century date, but may contain fabric of late 13th and 14th century date.


Grid Reference:SX 877 513
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDARTMOUTH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref: 387193

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY WALL (XIII to XIX - 1201 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Churchyard walls. Late C13 and C14 origins with several repairs since. Local stone rubble with rubble weathered coping. The 3 gateways are all probably C19. The east and west gates have plain square-section rubble gate piers, the former with low pyramid caps, the latter with flat caps. The northern gate piers are also square-section with low pyramid caps but are built of lightly-rusticated blocks of limestone ashlar. All flank C20 iron gates. The churchyard walls make an important contribution to the group of listed buildings in the vicinity of the Church of St Saviour (qv). Although the existing walls are probably mostly of C18 and C19 date, parts are probably earlier. The medieval churchyard was on the riverside and, up until 1584, ships would be moored to the churchyard walls. (Freeman, Ray: Dartmouth and its Neighbours: Phillimore: 1990-: P.77).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #108676 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV42286Related to: Churchyard, St Saviour's Parish Church, Dartmouth (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 11 2019 11:13AM