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.
Summer months: Daily, 9:30am - 6pm; Winter months 9:30am - 4pm.
- Is part of Ride and Stride
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.
Public parking in village hall. Disabled parking in front of school.
- Wheelchair access: Partial
- Disabled Toilets: Yes
- Assistance dogs: Yes