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Gulliford Meeting Burial Ground Perimeter Wall and 3 Tomb Chests to Jervis, Lee and Stogdon

A Grade II Listed Building in Woodbury, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.654 / 50°39'14"N

Longitude: -3.4205 / 3°25'13"W

OS Eastings: 299682

OS Northings: 84780

OS Grid: SX996847

Mapcode National: GBR P3.RKV1

Mapcode Global: FRA 37QB.WSY

Plus Code: 9C2RMH3H+JR

Entry Name: Gulliford Meeting Burial Ground Perimeter Wall and 3 Tomb Chests to Jervis, Lee and Stogdon

Listing Date: 21 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333256

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88572

Location: Woodbury, East Devon, Devon, EX8

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Woodbury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Woodbury with Exton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Description

SX 98 SE WOODBURY

5/72 Gulliford Meeting Burial Ground
Perimeter wall and 3 tomb chests
to Jervis, Lee and Stogdon

- II

Perimeter wall and 3 tomb chests. Non-conformist burial ground attached to the site
of Gulliford Chapel, now demolished. Founded shortly after the passing of the Act
of Uniformity in 1685. Burial ground bounded by perimeter wall, partly of random
rubble limestone, and partly of brick, and entered from Meeting Lane through gates
(now damaged), with square profile-stone piers surmounted by ball caps, one lying on
the ground. Of the many tombstones in various stages of decay, the following are
notable:
1. Tomb chest to Sarah Jervis, d. 1777, square in plan with stone framed slate panels,
moulded plinth and cornice, with obelisk and moulded base, bearing a crown.
Rev J Jervis (d. 1820) is also commemorated on this "tomb, and this may be the date of
the monument.
2. Tomb chest to T H Lee, d. 1822, badly damaged at time of resurvey visit (May 1985),
side panels missing, oval slate panels to each end bearing memorial inscription; moulded
plinth, and moulded cornice bearing debased triglyphs.
3. Tomb chest to Abraham Stogdon, d. 1769, but possibly dating from 1879. Square in
plan, moulded plinth, inscription panels, and moulded pyramidal cap.
The chapel that was in existence in 1692 when it was attacked by a mob and was
replaced in the C18 by one sited towards the north of the site, and the meeting, which
was one of the earliest in Devon, gradually declined after the early years of the
C19.
References: D J Keep, "Dissent in Woodbury and Lympston", Religious Studies Dept.,
Rolle College, Exmouth (1976)


Listing NGR: SX9968284780

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