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Torridge (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SS 45109 15575


LANGTREE LANGTREE SS 41 NE 2/19 Church (Consecration unknown) - 4.10.60 GV II* Parish Church. C15 to early C16, restored in 1865 - 6. Stone rubble walls. Gable- ended slate roof. Plan: nave, long chancel, north aisle, west tower and south porch. The nave and tower may be pre-Perpendicular but exhibit features mostly dating only to the C15. The north aisle has late C15/early C16 windows but these may date from a remodelling rather than rebuilding of the church. The restoration of 1865 - 6 included the opening up of the tower arch, reseating and rebuilding of the south chancel wall. C19 vestry added to north of chancel. Exterior: 3-stage castellated west tower with short square pinnacles and corner buttresses upto top of 1st stage. Pentagonal stair turret on south side. Late C19 inserted west doorway with shouldered head. Restored 3-light Perpendicular west window. Blocked 2-light belfry opening. North aisle has blocked 2-centred arched doorway at its west end. North aisle has blocked 2-centre arched doorway at its west end. On its north face are 5 early C16 3-light stone mullion windows in relatively original state. The 2 westernmost windows and that to the east have 2- centred lights whereas the other 2 windows have cinquefoil lights - all have square hoodmoulds. Perpendicular east window to aisle. Completely restored 4-light east window in Decorated style. South wall of chancel also has 2 C19 windows with cinquefoil heads. Restored Tudor arched priest's door between them. Nave has 3- light partly restored early C16 window with 4-centred treads towards west end and C19 4-light C15 style mullion window towards east end. Gabled south porch with chamfered round-arched rubble doorway and slate sundial in gable dated 1641. Interior: possibly C14 red sandstone south doorway with 2-centred head and rebated hollow chamfer. 6-bay granite arcade of Pevsner A-type piers with moulded cup capitals and 4-centred arches with hollow and roll moulding. Very tall similar 2-centred tower arch which fits awkwardly to the wall either side suggesting that some rebuilding has taken place here. The Old wagon roofs survive with simply moulded and chamfered ribs, carved bosses and wall-plate, crenellated to the nave. Good 5-sided late C17 pulpit richly carved with festoons and angel heads, acanthus leaves in frieze and bolection moulded panels. C15 octagonal granite font with panels carved in quatrefoils, crosses and other religious emblems. Royal Coat of Arms on north wall is, unusually in plaster relief with angel head in pediment above, columns either side with stiff leaf capitals surmounted by obelisks which have strapwork motifs in their pedestals - a curiously archaic design for George I - whose arms are depicted - and George II whose name is recorded. Good pedimented wall memorial of 1688 in north aisle to Abraham Bamfield Gent incorporating marble panel with column either side. There are several C18 floor memorials at the east end of the nave. The 2 sanctuary chairs incorporate probably French C17 carved panels depicting Christ bearing the cross and the descent from the cross. The altar also has a carved wooden panel depicting Christ with the disciples at Emmaus. Sources: White's Director 1878: Beatrix Cresswell - Churches in the Deanery of Torrington

Listing NGR: SS4510915575


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Books and journals
Cresswell, B F, Notes on Devon Churches in the Deanery of Torrington, (1925)
'Whites Directory' in Whites Directory, (1878)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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