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East Devon (District Authority)
Clyst St. George
National Grid Reference:
SX 98405 88914


CLYST ST GEORGE CLYST ST GEORGE SX 98 NE 2/7 Parish Church of St George -

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Parish church. Early to mid-C15 west tower; the body of the church almost entirely rebuilt by Rev. H T Ellacombe in 1854-5, and this in turn was reduced to ruins by an incendiary bomb in 1940; the post-war rebuilding (which was not a copy of Ellacombe's work) was completed in 1952. Coursed rubble Heavitree stone. Slate roof. West tower, nave, north aisle, south porch, chancel, south-east vestry. West tower: 2 stages, with renewed battlementing. South-east polygonal stair turret rises well above battlements. Set-back buttresses to north and south sides only, 3 set-offs. 2-light pointed belfry openings to all sides; single-light square-headed ringing chamber window to south; renewed 3-light west window; west doorway with C15 composite moulded surrounds and bases. The tower has the slim profile characteristic of many churches in the Exeter area. 2 and 3-light square-headed windows to north and south sides; south porch with wavy, cusped bargeboarding; vestry under catslide roof. Interior: Tower arch with panelled responds and soffit. 2 mural monuments of note survived the bombing : (1) brass to Julian Osborne (d.1614), epitaph with kneeling woman at prayer desk, and shield above; (2) monument erected by George Gibbs in 1708 and completely C17 in feel, inscription panel with putti flanked by Corinthian columns that support scrolled pediment with heraldic device.

Listing NGR: SX9840588914


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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: 01 Jul 2004
Reference: IOE01/12078/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard F Lloyd. Source Historic England Archive
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