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Latitude: 50.685 / 50°41'6"N
Longitude: -4.1052 / 4°6'18"W
OS Eastings: 251380
OS Northings: 89375
OS Grid: SX513893
Mapcode National: GBR NY.61CZ
Mapcode Global: FRA 2798.DHK
Entry Name: Arch Approximately 50 Metres South South East of Church of St Bridget
Listing Date: 22 February 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326300
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94322
Location: Bridestowe, West Devon, Devon, EX20
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Bridestowe
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bridestowe
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 58 NW
12/79 Arch approximately 50 metres
- south-south-east of Church of St
Arch which was originally chancel arch to church now demolished.. Norman. Volcanic
stone. The arch has angle shafts with capitals carved with dog-tooth design. It is
set into a C19 rubble wall which is crenellated and the arch has C19 wrought iron
This was formerly the chancel arch to a Norman chapel which stood in the churchyard
until approximately 1828. It was put in its present position by the Revd. Coryndon
Luxmore, rector from 1786 - 1845 who wrote a description of the Norman chapel as it
appeared previously in 1830 "The Old Church remained in the churchyard and was
converted by the addition of chimneys into a poor house. After 30 years exertion to
get this nuisance removed, I succeeded. It was completely the shell of an old
church, its roof circular, and very curiously put together. A Saxon arch divided
the chancel from the body of the church. This arch I have placed at my own expense
at the principal entrance of the churchyard".
Source: Beatrix Cresswell - Churches in the Deanery of Okehamnton
Listing NGR: SX5138089375
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