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Parish Church of St Matthew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Butterleigh, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C2RVG7R+FP

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 11 June 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326143

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95244

Location: Butterleigh, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15

County: Devon

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

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SS 90 NE
4/52 Parish Church of St Matthew
- II *
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,
panelled roofs.
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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