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The use of a Norse standard of measurement by the Normans in eleventh and twelfth century buildings,
as exemplified in the structure of Torre Abbey and the churches of Kingskerswell and Cockington

Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 46, (1914) pp.326-345.


J.J. Alexander, MA, JP

Prepared by Michael Steer

The author presents evidence from three ancient Devon church buildings to support his proposition that their Norman architects and builders used the same Norse measurements that are to be found in present day Russia, namely the 'sajena' of seven feet, and the third part of the sajena (28"), known in Russia as an 'arschine'. As well as touching on the history of these medieval Devon edifices, Watkin provides the names of the Devonians and others associated with their earliest years. 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 Princeton University Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

Alexis, Tsar 326
Blewett, Octavian 345
Broughton, Nicholas 336
Busshel, John 341
Cary family 342
Cary, Sir John 342
Cary, Magister Robert 339, 342-3
Cary, Sir Robert 342
Cary, Thomas 343
Cary, Sir William 342
Cockington family 341
Cockington, Henry de 340
Cockington, Joan de 340
Cockington, Jacobus de 340-1
Cockington, Roger de 338
Cockington, William de 340
Cornwall, Reginald Earl of 332
Dinham, Elianora 336
Dinham, Lady Jane 336
Dinham, Sir John (1) 336
Dinham, Sir John (2) 336
Dinham, John (3) 336
Dinham, Philippa 336
Dionisia, Countess 332
Edred, King 327
Edward the Black Prince 341
Edward VI 333
Elizabeth I 336
Fagan, Rev G H F 345
FitzComitis, Henry 332
FitzMartin, Robert 331, 338
Grey, Rev W 345
Gyda, Countess 328
Harold, King 328
Henry III 331-3
Henry V 342
John, King 332
Laurence, Abbot 338
Maltravers family 336
Maltravers, Matilda 336
Moeles, Margaret de 333
Moeles, Nicholas de 331, 333
Moeles, Roger de 333
Nestor 327
Nicholas IV 330
Norbert, Saint 330
Pegone, Laurence 341
Perer, Thomas 331-2, 336
Peter the Great 326
Pole 342
Prince 342
Richard II 342
Rollo, Duke 327
Rurik, Prince 327-8
Sineus, Prince 327
Tasse 326
Truvor, Prince 327
Vladimir I 327
Vladimir, Prince 328
Walters, Rev T C 345
Watkin, Hugh R 328
William I 331
Wodelande, Katerina 341-2
Wodelande, Sir Walter 341
Yaroslav, Prince 328