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Site of chapel at Manor Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Stoke Fleming, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3248 / 50°19'29"N

Longitude: -3.6009 / 3°36'3"W

OS Eastings: 286138.993269

OS Northings: 48435.818846

OS Grid: SX861484

Mapcode National: GBR QR.M4HJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 38B5.QZ5

Entry Name: Site of chapel at Manor Farm

Scheduled Date: 22 October 1971

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1002629

English Heritage Legacy ID: DV 903

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Stoke Fleming

Built-Up Area: Stoke Fleming

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Stoke Fleming St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter


Chapel at Manor Court, Stoke Fleming.

Source: Historic England


This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 13 November 2015. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

This monument includes a chapel situated within the farmyard at Manor Farm, and incorporated into two buildings on the eastern side of the yard. The chapel survives as fragmentary parts of masonry including a round pillar with a square capital made of sandstone which once formed part of the aisle of the chapel and various blocks used to form arches. The chapel was converted into a dwelling and had effectively disappeared by about 1750 when Dean Jeremiah Miles, Precentor of Exeter Cathedral ‘could not produce ye building’. The masonry fragments have been variously attributed as to belonging either to the chapel or the 12th century manor house held by Richard the Fleming. The single column approximately 1m high is now built into a wall.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

A medieval chapel is a building, usually rectangular, containing a range of furnishings and fittings appropriate for Christian worship in the pre- Reformation period. Chapels were designed for congregational worship and were generally divided into two main parts: the nave, which provided accommodation for the laity, and the chancel, which was the main domain of the priest and contained the principal altar. Around 4000 parochial chapels were built between the 12th and 17th centuries as subsidiary places of worship built for the convenience of parishioners who lived at a distance from the main parish church. Other chapels were built as private places of worship by manorial lords and lie near or within manor houses, castles or other high-status residences. The chapel was once a clearly fine Norman building with decorated columns and arches and belonged to an important manor.

Source: Historic England


PastScape Monument No:-445849

Source: Historic England

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