MEM24827 - St Petrock's Churchyard, Timberscombe (Monument)


The churchyard has been in use since at least medieval times.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

[SS 9559 4205] St. Petrock's Church [NAT] [1] St. Petrock's Church, formerly St. Michael's is in normal use. There must have been an earlier church on the site of the present one, which is predominantly 15th century. [2-5] Graveyard in use since at least medieval times. [6] The churchyard is visible on 2018 MasterMap data. [7] A watching brief was undertaken in 2019 during the installation of new drainage and facilities in St Petrock's Churchyard. The excavations revealed a number of burials, dating to the medieval and early post-medival periods (supine and apparently without coffins), and several later post-medieval burials with coffins, one of which included a fragmentary creamware plate on its lid. The foundation for the existing boundary wall was also examined and was suggested to be of 18th Century date. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1928-1938. 6 Inch Map: 1928-1938, 3rd Edition. 1:10560. 1938.
  • <2> Unassigned: Hancock, F.. 1902. REV Object Name Book. 25.
  • <3> Monograph: Pevsner, N.. 1958. The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset. Penguin Books. 323.
  • <4> Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 26 May 1965.
  • <5> Monograph: Allen, N.V.. 1974. Churches and Chapels of Exmoor. Exmoor Press. 80-1.
  • <6> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. M Aston, 2 December 1976.
  • <7>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #46458 ]
  • <8> Report: Brigers, J.L.. 2021. The Parish Church of St Petrock, Timberscombe, Somerset: The results of a programme of archaeological monitoring. Prospect Archaeology. pp 10-14, 17.



Grid reference Centred SS 9558 4205 (72m by 52m)
Map sheet SS94SE

Finds (2)

Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

Related Events/Activities (2)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • Church Heritage Record ID: 601482
  • Exmoor National Park Authority HER number: MSO8306
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10607
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12158
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE16
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36893
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31081
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35055

Record last edited

Jun 7 2021 10:07AM


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