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
Lustleigh church sure has a pretty a church gate as ever is, especially when the flowers are in the full bloom
The main part is fourteenth century, with alterations as ever, though the first mention of a church on this site dates from 1121.
It is a lovely church with its south tower and that delightful hood over the clock. The windows as well, and those goodly granite walls
It is work of sensational genius, of dazzling imagination, of a painter in stone, a master architect carving a remarkable vision
Ashcombe Church is a rare example of thirteenth century Devon church, originally cruciform, a north aisle added in the sixteenth century.
The present structure is relatively early for Devon, dating from the fourteenth century with fifteenth century additions.
Holbeton Church of All Saints is an explosion of creativity crossing several centuries, a rainbow coral reef with beauties darting in and out
An old church this, sitting on its hill commanding marvellous sea views. The present structure was built in the thirteenth century…
Small as it is, the church is the oldest attested in the Teign Valley, held by the Abbey of Buckfast in the Domesday Book…
A large space, beautifully lit, with fine pillars and a rood screen beckoning. The north side has two aisles, the outer one was added in 1858.
Most of the roads leading to Churchstow church rise so gradually that its positioning on top of the world is a shock…
Mainly fifteenth century but goes backaways, as the Norman priest’s door shows and inside is a fine mixture of light and South Devon red stone
WIth a spacious interior, medieval textiles, and lovely stained glass this church does justice to its beautiful coastal parish.
It is a big church inside as well, light and airy with plenty of echoes. The nave and chancel, seem to be 14th century the rest 15th.
A beautiful South Devon church, with the traditional big angular buttresses and that grey slate stone, half buried in the side of the hill
A beautiful 14th century church full of light and subtle windows, with plenty of pretty to keep us entranced, not least the wonderful pulpit.
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.