It is a well-proportioned Victorian church set on a hillside with beautiful views, loved by the parish and everybody else.
A description of Devon churches, useful and interesting, their history, art and treasures. Good to use as a guide or as a fascinating introduction.
Throwleigh church has a stunning exterior, the weathered stone and the tall tower, and the different views from the hillside churchyard
The church is a lovely mixture of red and grey stone in a beautifully peaceful location and a very pretty churchyard.
Ermington church is magnificent, with a 13th century tower, 14th century spire and artful additions at various points thereafter.
The first thing that strikes us is the light, and then the space; a true grandeur, a memory of worlds lost, a loyalty to dreams of freedom
Inside simplicity dominates, but not plainness, definitely not that; simple stone, simple medieval screen, simple benchends, simple roofboss…
Inside this church is an astonishing range of little treasures, from medieval stained glass to beautiful Devon carvings. Stunning stuff.
Inside is delightfully sparse, we can see the bare bones of the church, like the rock strata in the local cliffs, and looking closely the details start to come together until we gasp in love.
The church has a magnificent old tower, possibly twelfth or thirteenth century, very rare for Devon, and a spectacular twelfth century rustic Norman doorway