South Devon has red stone cliffs with a sublime collection of seaside resorts and sandy beaches.
The churches are a bit more varied down here, as the Victorians adopted the area. There are the imposing dark-stone towers of many of the medieval churches and a delightful variety of Victorian new builds and renovated ones.
South Devon church articles
Ermington church is magnificent, with a 13th century tower, 14th century spire and artful additions at various points thereafter.
Inside simplicity dominates, but not plainness, definitely not that; simple stone, simple medieval screen, simple benchends, simple roofboss…
Light, elegance and grace flood this House of Prayer, filling every corner and spilling back into the sky… and what a sky; a luminosity…
The arcades flow up from the box pews with exquisitely carved capitals and bear the high ceilings with consummate grace…
The church is built from granite, as we would expect for a Dartmoor church, roughly shaped stones like the field walls streaming over the countryside.
Stunning stained glass, beautiful woodwork, a red Norman font and an atmosphere of peace and care, Thurlestone is a wonderful church down in South Devon.
South Devon map of churches
On the map below you will find church articles that are published and chronicled or churches yet to be published.