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Latitude: 50.8637 / 50°51'49"N
Longitude: -3.4582 / 3°27'29"W
OS Eastings: 297475
OS Northings: 108148
OS Grid: SS974081
Mapcode National: GBR LK.TV0P
Mapcode Global: FRA 36NT.DKM
Entry Name: Parish Church of St Matthew
Listing Date: 11 June 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326143
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95244
Location: Butterleigh, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Butterleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Butterleigh St Matthew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 90 NE
4/52 Parish Church of St Matthew
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Parish Church. Medieval tower (possibly 1319 when Bishop Stapledon dedicated a
rebuilt church here); C14 south doorway; north wall and chancel, and probably much
of the remainder rebuilt 1861, architect not known. The arcade looks early-C19.
Coursed rubble; slate roof. West tower, nave, north aisle, south porch, chancel.
Tower of 2 stages with battlemented parapet, rectangular stair turret to south with
lean-to concreted roof; big breschia block quoins; square-headed 2-light belfry
openings with chamfered mullions and jambs; trefoil-headed lancet, east, just
above nave roof ridge; 3-light Perpendicular west window; a variant of wavy
moulding to west doorway. North aisle west wall flush with west face of tower.
North aisle east and west, and chancel east window, all of 3 lights with hood
moulds and terminals; three 2-light windows to north aisle, north wall, one to
north and south of chancel, and another to nave south wall, all flush; trefoils or
simple roundels in top lights, C19 throughout. Heavy gable coping and crosses; one
diagonal buttress to angle between nave and chancel to south.
Interior: medieval tower arch of 2 orders, C13 trefoil-headed piscina in sanctuary
south wall; C19 3-bay arcade with slender piers of square profile, chamfered, with
moulded capitals and segmentally-headed arches with single moulding and flat
soffit. Chancel arch, C19, of 2 orders with large heads for corbels. Ceiled,
Font: C12 or early C13, plain circular bowl, chamfered rim, a circular stem with
moulded base. C17 pillar alms box, painted.
Glass: North aisle Noon memorial window, 1926, Morris & Co.
References: Pevsner, S.D., p.73; B.Cresswell, Deanery of Cullompton (1920 : West
Country Studies Library typescript), p.75; Devon C19 Churches Project.
Listing NGR: SS9747508148
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