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HER Number:MDV9219
Name:Teignweek Chapel, Highweek


Teignweek Chapel, mentioned in documents of the 13th century, stood were Highweek Church now stands.


Grid Reference:SX 851 720
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishHIGHWEEK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/21/1
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX87SE13

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHAPEL (XIII - 1201 AD to 1300 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX87SE13 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV348939.

Harris, S. G., 1884, Notes on the History of Highweek, 442-3 (Article in Serial). SDV292413.

Teignweek Chapel stood where Highweek Church now stands. It is mentioned in the deed of Bishop Brewer (1224-1244), in a bull of Pope Innocent III in 1245, and in the taxation of Pope Nicholas IV in 1288. It had all the parochial rights except that of sepulture. This was granted when the present Highweek Church was substituted for the chapel and dedicated to All Saints in 1428. The Bradley Aisle at the east end of Highweek Church was probably coeval with the main portion of the fabric of the chapel. Its stone work differs from that of the rest of the church.

Weddell, P. J., 1987, Excavations within the Anglo Saxon Enclosure at Berry Meadow, Kingsteignton, in 1985, 81 (Article in Serial). SDV298084.

A dependent chapel of Kingsteignton Church until 1427. Until that date the worshippers at Highweek had to bury their dead at Kingsteignton.

Woolner, D., 1988, Lady Mary's Chapel (Newton Bushel), Newton Abbot, 97-101 (Article in Serial). SDV348940.

Weddell, P. J., 1991, The Origins of Newton Abbot, 24-25 (Article in Serial). SDV348915.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV292413Article in Serial: Harris, S. G.. 1884. Notes on the History of Highweek. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 16. A5 Hardback. 442-3. [Mapped feature: #56509 ]
SDV298084Article in Serial: Weddell, P. J.. 1987. Excavations within the Anglo Saxon Enclosure at Berry Meadow, Kingsteignton, in 1985. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 45. Paperback Volume. 81.
SDV348915Article in Serial: Weddell, P. J.. 1991. The Origins of Newton Abbot. Devon Archaeology. 4. Unknown. 24-25.
SDV348939Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX87SE13. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV348940Article in Serial: Woolner, D.. 1988. Lady Mary's Chapel (Newton Bushel), Newton Abbot. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 36.3. Unknown. 97-101.

Associated Monuments

MDV9218Related to: All Saints Parish Church, Highweek (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 26 2014 9:07AM