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Church of St George

A Grade I Listed Building in Dean Prior, Devon

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Latitude: 50.458 / 50°27'28"N

Longitude: -3.7902 / 3°47'24"W

OS Eastings: 273021

OS Northings: 63544

OS Grid: SX730635

Mapcode National: GBR QF.SQ15

Mapcode Global: FRA 27YV.96T

Plus Code: 9C2RF655+5W

Entry Name: Church of St George

Listing Date: 9 February 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1308741

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99259

ID on this website: 101308741

Location: St George's Church, Dean Prior, South Hams, Devon, TQ11

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Dean Prior

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dean Prior St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Parish church. Circa C13 or early C14 west tower, remainder C15 with C17
alterations and heavily restored in late C19 when south porch was built. Stone
rubble with granite dressings, tower roughcast. Slate roofs. Nave and chancel
in one. Long north and south aisles not full length. Three C15 perpendicular
four-light east windows to chancel and aisles. Late C19 rudimentary perpendicular
four-centred arch three-light north and south aisle windows. Windows at west
ends of the aisles are C15/16. West tower in two stages, with slight batter,
unbuttressed. Embattled parapet slightly corbelled out. Single two-light bell-
openings. On south side single-light bell-openings on either side of polygonal
stair turret which also has battlements and small loops and a moulded two-centred
arch external doorway. Three-light perpendicular west window and moulded two-
centred arch west doorway in rectangular frame converted into a window.
Late C19 granite ashlar south porch with large diagonal buttresses and C19 inner
doorway with round arched and nail studded panelled door. Interior: Plastered
walls. Four bay north and south arcades with low monolithic granite octagonal
piers, crude uncarved octagonal capitals and double-chamfered two-centred arches.
Tall unmoulded round-headed tower and with imposts. Arch-braced nave and aisle
roofs appear to be C19. Late C19 to early C20 furnishings including:- painted
wooden reredos and wainscoting in chancel, carved choir stall ends and carved
octagonal pulpit. C12 round font with frieze crosses saltire and another frieze
with two long dragons. C17 conical wooden font cover. Monuments in north aisle
Furze family C17 with convex oval tablet flanked by pilasters with angel capitals
and broken pediment with urn. John Taylor 1803 with draped urn. In south aisle
Sir Edward Giles of Dean Court qv 1637 and wife Mary 1642, wall monument with
three kneeling figures with Corinthian columns and entablature, panel below
bearing epitaph by Robert Herrick. Herrick was vicar here 1629-47 and 1662-
74. He is buried in an unmarked grave in the churchyard.

Listing NGR: SX7302563543

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