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Latitude: 50.7111 / 50°42'39"N
Longitude: -4.3001 / 4°18'0"W
OS Eastings: 237700
OS Northings: 92687
OS Grid: SX377926
Mapcode National: GBR NN.4K9L
Mapcode Global: FRA 17W6.8KG
Entry Name: Church of St Bridget
Listing Date: 23 August 1957
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1252406
English Heritage Legacy ID: 435427
Location: Virginstow, Torridge, Devon, EX21
Civil Parish: Virginstow
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Virginstow
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 39 SE VIRGINSTOWE VIRGINSTOWE
5/70 Church of St Bridget
Parish church. C12 font, complete rebuilding of 1851 (datestone), circa early C20
internal alterations to the chancel. Stone rubble with slate roof, freestone
dressings and rusticated quoins. Pre-archaeological lancet style with nave, chancel,
south west porch, west bell turret. The chancel has a triple lancet east window,
single lancets to the north and south sides, nave with 5 lancets to the north, 4
to the south side, with a gabled coped south west porch with chamfered 2-centred
arched outer and inner doorways. The coped gabled west end bellcote rises from the
ground at the west end in a buttress-like feature with set-offs and a pair of lancets.
Interior The 1851 features are modest, the chancel stepped up and refurbished in
the circa early C20. Plastered walls, simple chamfered chancel arch, 1851 roof of
scissor-braced trusses. 1851 south west plank door with large false strap hinges.
Set of 1851 rectangular bench ends with recessed panels, timber pulpit with pierced
trefoil-headed panels, C20 timber altar and reredos. The font is probably C12, a
simple bowl on a stem with a recut cable moulding.
The church rebuilding was partly financed by the Reverend P Cann for whom the Rectory
(qv) was built in 1845 (Whites). Although in the county of Devon Virginstowe Church
is in the Diocese of Truro.
Listing NGR: SX3770092687
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