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
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.