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St Andrew, Alwington

St Andrew, Alwington, Bideford, Devon EX39 5DA View on map

Grade I listed church dating from the 15th century. South aisle was rebuilt in the 17th century with some restoration in 1883. Late 15th century waggon roofs to nave and chancel. Gothic-style altar rail c1790. Rare 16th century benches with carved tracery, one dated 1580. 13th century preaching cross in the grounds.


Opening Arrangements

All year: Wednesdays (if locked, collect key from adjacent school craft group). At other times from neighbouring cottage or via key holders, details displayed in church porch.


3 miles west of Bideford, off A39 at Fairy Cross. Rail: Barnstaple (15 miles). Bus: route 319 (Bideford to Hartland) stops at Fairy Cross (1 mile).

Parking Spaces


Adjacent farmyard parking (by arrangement)

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes