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HER Number:MDV8660
Name:St Mary's, Abbotskerswell


St. Mary, parish church, mainly 15th century, with some remains of 13th century work in the chancel.


Grid Reference:SX 856 687
Map Sheet:SX86NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAbbotskerswell
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSKERSWELL

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 5105
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86NE/7
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*): 84707

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARISH CHURCH (VIII to Late Medieval - 701 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

WILLIAMS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22693.

The chancel is 13th century, north aisle perpendicular with granite piers. West tower has diagonal buttresses (pevsner) the early foundation of the church may be explained by the presumption that horton abbey, who had land here at the time of the domesday survey, had an oratory here in the 11th century (reichel, 1898). The patronage of the church is discussed. An enquiry of 1342 lists various defects; those for which the parish were responsible included the nave which was dirty and had a poor roof. The rectors were responsible for the chancel which was too dark (williams).

STABB, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV297703.

The foundation of the church is said to be saxon (stabb).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV297707.

Hoskins, w. G. /devon(1954)317.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV297708.

Pevsner, n. /buildings of england: south devon/(1952)37.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV297709.

Stabb, j. /some old devon churches/(?1908)1.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV297710.

Cornelius, c. F. /tda/78(1946)123-152/parish churches within ten miles of newton abbot.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV297711.

Cornelius, c. F. /tda/79(1947)81-89/church fittings.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV297712.

Reichel, o. J. /tda/30(1898)310/the domesday churches of devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV297713.

Reichel, o. J. /tda/71(1939)338/the church and the hundreds in devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV297714.

Williams, h. F. /dcnq/26(1954-1955)165-168/st. Mary the virgin, abbotskerswell.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV297715.


Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326498.

Parish church. C13 fabric to chancel; nave, aisle and tower c15, restored by butterfield in 1881-3. Limestone/red sandstone rubble walls with granite, red sandstone, bathstone and beerstone dressings. Gable ended slate roofs to chancel, nave, aisle and porch (doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV335.

St. Mary, parish church, mainly 15th century, with some remains of 13th century work in the chancel (hoskins).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV22693Migrated Record: WILLIAMS.
SDV297703Migrated Record: STABB.
SDV297707Migrated Record:
SDV297708Migrated Record:
SDV297709Migrated Record:
SDV297710Migrated Record:
SDV297711Migrated Record:
SDV297712Migrated Record:
SDV297713Migrated Record:
SDV297714Migrated Record:
SDV297715Migrated Record:
SDV326498Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV335Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV89827Parent of: Abbotskerswell World War I Tablet, St Mary's Church (Monument)
MDV89829Parent of: World War II Memorial Tablet, St Mary's Church (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 7 2017 1:22PM