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Church of St Bridget

A Grade II Listed Building in Virginstow, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C2QPM6X+CW

Entry Name: Church of St Bridget

Listing Date: 23 August 1957

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252406

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435427

ID on this website: 101252406

Location: Virginstow, Torridge, Devon, EX21

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Virginstow

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Virginstow

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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- II

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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