The present church is mainly 15th century in a grand position on a hillside overlooking the pretty village.
A brief description of a Devon church, with every major feature outlined. Contact details and how to find each one are included.
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.