MEM24742 - All Saints Churchyard, Wootton Courtenay (Monument)


The churchyard was in use in medieval times.

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The earliest work in the church is of the 13th Century. [1] In 1791 Collinson said "There are fragments of an old stone cross in the churchyard, and a fine yew tree with a beautiful spread of branches". Both were extant in 1974 and the tree was suggested to be 600 years old. [2] Graveyard in use since at least medieval times. [3] Savage in 1830 writes that "the church-yard is kept in excellent order." [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Volume 77 (1931), 75-77.
  • <2> Monograph: Allen, N.V.. 1974. Churches and Chapels of Exmoor. Exmoor Press. 92.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council staff comments. M Aston, Somerset County Council, 10 December 1976.
  • <4> Monograph: Savage, J.. 1830. A History of the Hundred of Carhampton. 337.



Grid reference Centred SS 9382 4342 (42m by 79m)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 444/6/120
  • Church Heritage Record ID: 601489
  • Exmoor National Park Authority HER number: MSO12159
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10628
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6254
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW13
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36993
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31107
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35062

Record last edited

Sep 3 2019 1:19PM


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