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St Hieritha, The Square

St Hieritha, The Square, Umberleigh, Chittlehampton, Devon EX37 9QW View on map

Late 15th - 16th century church dedicated to St Hieritha, martyred here in the 7th century. A cathedral-like building with a tall west tower decorated with pinnacled buttresses and described as 'unquestionably the finest church tower in Devon' (Hoskins). The interior contains a late 19th century reredos of The Last Supper and fine memorials to the Giffard and Rolle families.


Opening Arrangements

May - September: Daily, 9:30am - 5:30pm October - April: Daily, 9:30am - 4:30pm


On B3227 approximately 5 miles west of South Molton. A Pilgrim's Cross is at the top of the road leading to the village. Rail: Umberleigh (2 miles). Bus: Infrequent service from South Molton or Barnstaple.

Parking Spaces


Public parking in village hall. Disabled parking in front of school.

Disabled Access

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