Churchstow church is a deceptively simple church, well worth a close look. Its position for one, set on a local high point…
A brief description of a Devon church, with every major feature outlined. Contact details and how to find each one are included.
Halberton church, beautiful red stone, very well kept in a large churchyard, a real delight and with some fun grotesques dotted around.
A fine stone exterior leads to a modest interior with lots of granite, always a good sign indeed, with some lovely carvings into the bargain.
This rural church is unique, and a very special experience. It well deserves a visit and taking time to fully enjoy.
A little gem this one, not least because it is so bound up with the history of the surrounding Medieval landscape and the village of Bow
Ipplepen is a major South Devon church with Norman origins and a 15th century rebuild, and a some stunning treasures inside.
Set in a steep sided gloriously green valley, Membury church is a darling. The tower alone, tall and honey-shaded, is worth a trip alone.
Swimbridge church is awesome, a deep magnificence of ancient art, the stone and wood carving caressing the heart for long after a visit.
It is very much about the light here, both inside and out, though the medieval windows and stonework certainly bring a plenty as well.
A mightily well-cared for red-stone church with a huge sundial stuck onto its 15th century porch.
A well known church this one, not least for the very pretty village around it, Lydford Castle beside it and Lydford Gorge just down the road
A very fine church here, built from the striking local silver-grey stone. Parts of it go back to the 12th century, the tower the 13th.
Inside the first impression is of light and space, a big church with minimal stained glass, and then the graceful beerstone arches…
Quite a charmer this one, the village almost as good as the church up here high on Dartmoor. Inside there is so much fine work to play with.
The interior is modest and enchanting, bare stone walls, a beautiful set of Victorian stained glass windows and 1930s oak furniture
A real star this one, With a beautiful red stone exterior set in a lush churchyard and a deep history connected with Sir Walter Raleigh
The interior space is unusual, and goodly so. The Gothic arcade was replaced in the 19th century with classical pillars.
It is difficult to describe the wonder and magic in this church, there are not many like it in Devon, let alone the country.
A delicious church on the outside with some beautiful art inside, surrounded by a lush landscape. Just perfect.
With a rare north tower and some good original windows Burrington church is a delight, and on the the inside it gets better.
A modest little ancient church tucked away in the West Devon countryside, with some true delights as ever, from a Norman doorway onwards
An extraordinary church set on a beautiful hillside between the Exmoor high moorlands and the fertile Devon valleys.
A fascinating church way up in North East Devon, with a striking interior and a real puzzle of a structural history.
The present church is mainly 15th century in a grand position on a hillside overlooking the pretty village.
A lovely little country church in a lovely little parish. Its history goes back to a 1300s chapel of ease dedicated to St Clement
Such a glorious Dartmoor church, granite through and through, a fantastic tower, well carved doorways, medieval granite windows…
A quiet church in a very rural parish, the outside is a combination of lime-washed render and Devon red stone. Very charming.
The situation alone is worthy of admiration, to drag stones up so many hills and then build such a marvellous granite church is a wonder.
Its age probably goes back to Pre-Saxon times, especially as its original patron saint was a Celtic one called John.
West Worlington church is in a beautiful position in its own hidden churchyard overlooking a deeply rural valley.
Langtree church is peaceful place tucked away on a hillside in North West Devon. Very pretty position for sure.
A major church with rood screen, west gallery and other treasures filling it with beauty and interest. The outside stone work is a delight too.
A fourteenth century church, very beautifully kept and very original, sitting away from the main village in its own little area of peace.
A very gentle and peaceful church, beautifully rebuilt in the 1870s, full of soft light and quiet peace and some beautiful treasures
A lovely south Devon church with a fine tower and vgood stonework on the exterior. The wood carving alone makes this a church worth visiting,
A simple and powerful church, and unusually for Devon most of it dating from the thirteenth or fourteenth centuries.
The ivy clad red tower is the first sight of this church, and it is a beaut, bringing to mind princesses and fairy tale romance. But inside…
A lot of 14th century work in this lovely church, with beautiful subtle windows, effigies and great architecture.
An outstanding church with medieval wood carving to die for. The rood screen and pulpit alone are worth a journey.
The only parish church dedicated to the Seven Maccabees in the country, and a very unusual church for Devon as well.
A major East Devon church this, renowned for the quality of its eighteenth century interior and the other goodies inside.
Inside it is a beauty of pale colours and off white limestone. The colouring alone is worth a visit; then the architecture, it is excellent.
The nave and chancel are one, and the side windows are clear glass, so the light is very special and the colours are fascinating.
Throwleigh church is a beautiful moorland granite church with an elegant tower and one of the best priest’s doors in Devon
A beautiful position not far from Exeter, tucked away down a dead end lane, the glories of this church are stunning
There is a fine, stately interior, helped enormously by the flood of light through the page, clear windows.
It was designed by the one of the best Victorian church architects of his generation, it is still almost exactly as he intended
A stunning church this one, both inside and outside as well as a powerful connection to the 16th century Prayer Book Rebellion.
A major north Devon parish church with a fine tower, a very unusual medieval chancel roof, and many another treasure inside.
A delightful and truly atmospheric church, simple, modest, powerful… set in one of the prettiest churchyards in Devon.
It is a traditional moorland church, granite on granite on granite and all the better for that, set in a magical churchyard.
A well built church nestling in the trees at the end of a dead end road, Marwood is one of the more famous North Devon churches.
A sweet little church, Little Torrington St Giles sits in a pretty village with a marvellous church gate and a peaceful churchyard.
A wonderful light-filled church on the edge of the Dart estuary, with near-clear large windows catching the gorgeous northern light…
Enter, ferret around a tad, and it has some truly wonderful gems, stained glass, carvings, paintings, stonework, all treasures indeed
A little marvel hidden away deep in rural West Devon, one of most unvisited areas of the county. So well cared for too.
There is an astounding survivor of Norman south door, with beakheads and chevrons, and finely carved capitals to its embracing columns.
The tower is Medieval, the only remnant of the previous church, and the outside is very simple; cute, charming, pretty all come to mind
It is a beauty, a rare example of a Perpendicular church built seamlessly just in a space of twenty years (1450-1470 since you asked).
A lovely simple 15th century church majorly restored inside in the19th century. The church has a well-loved atmosphere.
The rood screen is a major star here, one of the earliest in Devon, probably before 1420. It is a wonder with its original colouring and stencilling.
A very pretty church in such a neat and well-mown churchyard, it is like a little country church out of an old child’s picture book. Delicious.
The inside is bare, stripped of nearly all its finery centuries ago, the operative word being ‘nearly’ here, because there is plenty of treasure still left.
Here is shelter, for the body and for the soul, where the flock are safe to explore their sins, a safe space, a holy space, an intoxicating space…
A striking church perched above the main village street near some of the best south Devon beaches, Thurlestone well repays a leisurely visit.
A lovely, much underrated church set on the south face of a hill near, but not too near, the main A30 through Devon. The structure alone is fascinating.
A major Devon church, perched on the edge of the ocean between the hills and the dunes, founded by Saint Brannock back in around 600 AD.
This is a simple and peaceful early Victorian church hidden away in lush West Devon. The scenery alone will make a trip a joy.