MEM24904 - St Brendan's Churchyard (Monument)


St Brendan's Church was built in 1738 and the graveyard presumably dates to the same period.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

St Brendan's Church is centred at SS 7500 4773. It was built in the 18th Century. An earlier foundation with the same dedication in the nearby village of Cheriton is now marked only by an earthwork platform. [1] Said to be rebuilt in 1728 from materials brought over from Cheriton. [2] A gravestone in the churchyard also includes a dedication to Frederick Charles John Beesley, RWR, who was killed in action in 1918 and buried in France. [3] The graveyard is depicted and labelled on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [4] The boundary of the graveyard is marked on the 2021 MasterMap data but it is not labelled. A lych gate is recorded on the southeastern boundary. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 16 November 1993.
  • <2> Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1999. The Buildings of England: Devon. Penguin Books. 2nd Edition. 210.
  • <3> Website: Imperial War Museum. United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials. Reference: 25521 (Schuster), 10530 (Beesley).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #46930 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 7501 4773 (75m by 68m)
Map sheet SS74NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Church Heritage Record ID: 615470
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 664
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 665
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 666
  • Devon SMR: SS74NE/507
  • Devon SMR: SS74NE/507/1
  • Devon SMR: SS74NE/507/2
  • Exmoor National Park Authority HER number: MDE11920
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20029
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20030
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20031
  • Land in Ecclesiastical use
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE17
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1001590

Record last edited

Jan 20 2021 2:02PM


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