The church originally comprised a 13thc. nave, chancel and W tower, Modifications were carried out to the nave in the 15thc and 16thc and the S aisle, S porch and vestry (abutting the chancel) were added at this time. The font is the only 12thc. feature and is believed to have come from the church of St Martin, Martinhoe, having been found in the garden of the Rector of Martinhoe (Bulner-Thomas 1995, 3).
Before the Conquest Parracombe was held by Brictwold. By 1086 William of Falaise was Lord and tenant-in-chief.
|height of bowl||0. 36 m|
|internal depth of bowl||0.25 m|
|total height including plinth||1.13 m|
|total height not including plinth||0.75 m|
I. Bulner-Thomas, St Petrock's Church, Parracombe, Devon (church guide), Horncastle, 1995,
F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England's patron saints, London, 1899, 222.
C. and F. Thorn (eds) Domesday Book: Devon, Chichester, 1985, 20, 3.
N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Devon, 2nd ed., London, 1989, 624.