The Search for Doccombe Chapel

September 1, 2016

The present tiny Doccombe Chapel is the social hub of the community. The current building is a converted C18th barn in a rural farmyard, but where was the medieval chapel? From the manorial records we know it existed in a 1 acre field called Church Hey - 'God's acre'. Also there are people referred to as 'clericus' in the Latin-written records. Not too surprising perhaps as it was owned by the monks of Canterbury. So can we find any remains of a medieval chapel? And did medieval Doccombe have a resident clergyman that gave services there? As the project unfolds we certainly hope so and

 

we will post our findings to keep you updated on our progress.

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Doccombe is a hamlet in Dartmoor National Park with a distinct heritage that our HLF funded Project aims to record and present in various media forms over the next 18 months to include a book and an exhibition.

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