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HER Number:MDV8880
Name:Effigy at Compton Castle


Effigy of Humphrey Gilbert recorded in the 19th century at Compton Castle


Grid Reference:SX 865 648
Map Sheet:SX86SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMarldon
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMARLDON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86SE/5/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EFFIGY (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Davy, A. J., 1900-1901, Portrait of Sir Humphrey Gilbart, 132 (Article in Serial). SDV340970.

Cockram's Tourist Guide to Torquay, published in 1840, states, "Sir Humphrey Gilbart's portrait was to be seen at Compton Castle in Prince's time who states that the noble man's effigy is yet remaining in his grand-nephew's house which I have seen there in this figure, the one hand holdeth a general's truncheon and the other is laid upon a globe of the world, Virginia is written over it. On his breast lies the golden anchor with the pearl at peak". Its present whereabouts are unknown.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340970Article in Serial: Davy, A. J.. 1900-1901. Portrait of Sir Humphrey Gilbart. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 1. Unknown. 132.

Associated Monuments

MDV8877Part of: Compton Castle, Marldon (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 5 2017 9:31AM