Inventories of the collegiate churches of the Holy Cross, Crediton,
and Our Blessed Lady of Ottery

Trans. Devon Assoc. vol. 34 (1902), pp. 551-585.


H. M. Whitley

Prepared by Michael Steer

The Church of the Holy Cross and the Mother of Him who hung thereon (or Crediton Parish Church) was the cathedral of the Lord Bishop of Crediton in the former diocese until 1050 when the See was transferred to Exeter. A College of Canons remained at Crediton, administering the buildings and life of the collegiate church. At the Reformation the church was surrendered to Henry VIII in 1545 and the college dispersed. The parish church of St Mary's at Ottery was consecrated in 1260, at which time the manor and patronage of the church belonged to Rouen Cathedral. In 1335 Bishop Grandisson of Exeter bought the manor and advowson from Rouen and two years later converted the church into a collegiate foundation with 40 members. Both inventories in the paper were taken by Henry VIII's Commissioners. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the New York Public Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

Blaston, John 559
Bloxam 553-4
Budlowe, John 559
Bugbury, Robert 559
Celwood, John 562
Coles, Henry 551
Coles, Humfrey Esq 559, 562-3, 565
Colthirst, Matthew Esq 551, 559, 562-3, 565
Davy, Robert 559
Daw, John 559
Eryngton, Sir Richard 557-8
Forde, Edward 559, 562
Froste, Robert 557-8
Fuller 552
Fyssher, Master John 562
Grandisson, Bishop 555
Grenefylid, John 562
Hartley, Margaret 552
Harvey, Anthony 551, 559, 562
Haydon, John 562
Henry VIII 551, 560, 563
Hobgen, Elizabeth 553
Holwell, Mr John 557-8
Hope, Mr St John 560
Hundon, John 559
Hunt, John 562
Kelwey, Robert 551, 562
Leigh, Sir Thomas 551, 559, 562
Male, Gilbard 559
Mason, George 558-9
More, Reginald 558
Muggs, Sir Walter 557-9
Oliver, Dr 551, 557
Orey, Thomas 555
Plond, Nycholas 559
Prins, Robert 562
Renandon, Sir William 557
Rock 560
Sandam, Thomas 555
Shilston, William 559
Sop, John 562
Stapledon, Bishop 555
Stowforde, William 562
Veysey, Bishop 551, 557
Waldren, Nicholas 562