With a limestone plateau in the West disappearing into a tangle of hills in the East, this region nowadays tends to passed through rather than visited. That is good for us.
The churches veer to the smaller size (as ever, with some notable exceptions) and hide their treasures carefully in tiny villages deep in a tangle of lanes. And when I say treasure, I do mean treasure. Well worth ferreting out.
Mid Devon church articles
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.
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
A peaceful church, a quiet village, bypassed a hundred years ago by a new toll road, with a slim tower and the whole in Perpendicular style
So the church is an ‘estate church’ and very much a preserve of the Clintons. Happily for us, back in 1873, one of them had formidable taste…
The church has a magnificent old tower, possibly twelfth or thirteenth century, very rare for Devon, and a spectacular twelfth century rustic Norman doorway
The present church is late fifteenth or early sixteenth century and a petite beauty it is, along with its charm of a churchyard and the stream through it.
Mid Devon map of churches
On the map below you will find church articles that are published and chronicled or churches yet to be published.