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Church of St Edward

A Grade I Listed Building in Shaugh Prior, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4497 / 50°26'58"N

Longitude: -4.0539 / 4°3'13"W

OS Eastings: 254280

OS Northings: 63112

OS Grid: SX542631

Mapcode National: GBR Q0.P2K3

Mapcode Global: FRA 27DV.VXZ

Plus Code: 9C2QCWXW+VF

Entry Name: Church of St Edward

Listing Date: 29 March 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162816

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99214

Location: Shaugh Prior, South Hams, Devon, PL7

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Shaugh Prior

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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29-3-60 Church of St Edward

Parish Church.
C15 not heavily restored in C19. Stone rubble with granite dressings. Granite ashlar
tower and slate roofs.
Nave. Chancel has 4-light Perpendicular east window. Long north and south aisles.
North aisle has straight-headed windows with three 4-light south windows of C14
pattern, 3-light Perpendicular east window and granite buttresses.
Two storeyed south porch with moulded 4-centred arch doorway, diagonal buttresses,
tall embattled parapet and rib vaulted inside.
Fine tall west tower in 3 stages, with set-back buttresses moulded base and string
courses and large octagonal crenellated and crocketted pinnacles. Polygonal stair
turret on south side of tower. Two-light 4-centred arch bell-openings and 3-light
Perpendicular west window over west doorway which has quatrefoils in the spandrels and
moulded label.
Four bay north and south arcades with wide 4-centred double-chamfered arches on
moulded monolithic granite piers with moulded capitals.
Furnishings largely C19 with the exception of a very interesting C16 front cover
(which was found in a farm building and restored in 1870s) in the form of a 2-storeyed
lantern shaped octagon with a conical top.
The later chancel roof has some C15 carved bosses. Medieval alter stone in west end.

Listing NGR: SX5428163111

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