MEM25102 - St John the Evangelist Churchyard, Countisbury (Monument)


The churchyard is shown on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

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St John the Evangelist. Very high up, with views on all sides, at the start of the path to Foreland Point. [1] Gunner Basil Pennicott of the Royal Artillery was killed in August 1940 and is buried in the churchyard. His headstone is maintained by the CWGC. [2] The church is depicted as a side view on the 1840 Lynton Tithe map, shown in an open area. [3] The churchyard is depicted on the c. 1841 Countisbury Tithe map. [4] The churchyard is depicted on the 2021 MasterMap data. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1999. The Buildings of England: Devon. Penguin Books. 2nd Edition. 292.
  • <2> Website: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) website.,%20BASIL.
  • <3> Map: 1840. Lynton and Lynmouth Parish Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <4> Map: <1841. Countisbury Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #47762 ]

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Other Statuses/References

  • Church Heritage Record ID: 615473
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 678
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 679
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 680
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/13
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/13/1
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/13/2
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20043
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20044
  • Local List Status (No)



Grid reference Centred SS 7472 4976 (57m by 61m)
Map sheet SS74NW

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Record last edited

Dec 16 2021 1:29PM


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