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South Hams (District Authority)
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SX 79384 63909



4/83 Church of St Paul



Parish church. Circa early C14 largely reconstructed, apart from the circa West tower, in C15. Restored C18. Stone rubble, partly rendered slate roofs. Nave and chancel in one. Long north and south aisle. North aisle has stair turret to rood loft, with blocked elliptically arched doorway and C19 geometric traceried windows. South aisle has C19 plate-traceried windows, two Perpendicular windows and C15/16 priest door. Hollow-chamfered two-centred arch south doorway. Two- storeyed south porch with round undressed arch and parapet on corbels with moulded battlement. The north and south aisles have thin buttresses with set offs. Chancel has C19 five-light east window and early to mid C14 three-light south window with star tracery. Circa C13 west two unbuttressed and with slight batter in two stages with stringcourse half way up. Embattled parapet. Two-light bell openings, polygonal stair turret on northside and chamfered two-centred arch west doorway with C19 window above. Interior; four bay north and south arcades with octagonal piers moulded capitals with fleurons and moulded two-centred arches. Nave has unceiled wagon roof of 1881 replacing the original wagon roof. North and south aisles have ceiled wagon roofs with carved bosses. Good C15 rood and parclose screens largely rebuilt in 1891, one panel is painted. C19 seating, the choir stalls have carved poppeyheads. C18 octagonal pulpit with fielded panels and carved swags on the corners and putti above the panels. Reading desk made from carved Jacobean panelling. C19 octagonal font. Royal Arms of 1692. Monuments: Worth family 1629 in north aisle formerly Worth Chapel, two kneeling figures with eight kneeling children above. Wall monuments to Edward Bovey 1714; Thomas Rowe 1729. Edward Bovey 1811; Thomas Baradridge 1815 and a brass wall plaque to Margarett Gould 1662. References:- John Stabb, Devon Church Antiquities, Vol 1, pp 125 and 129. John Stabb, Some Old Devon Churches, Vol 1, pp 118 to 120.

B J Cresswell, Note on Devon Churches, Deanery of Totnes, pages 249 to 265.

Listing NGR: SX7938263911


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Books and journals
Cresswell, B F, Notes on Devon Churches of the Deanery of Totnes, (1904), 249-265
Stabb, J, Devon Church Antiquities, (1909), 125 129
Stabb, J, Notes on some Old Devon Churches, (1908), 118-120


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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Date: 25 Nov 2001
Reference: IOE01/06072/24
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